Classical Mythology Images and Insight, Third Edition

Adonis

The youth whom Aphrodite (Venus) loved and who was slain by a wild boar.  He resembles certain aspects of Dionysus in that he is a male fertility figure symbolizing the natural cycle of vegetative growth, death, and regeneration.

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Adonis
A discussion of the different gods in various religions and mythologies that resemble Adonis. 

Mythography | The Greek lovers Adonis & Aphrodite in myth and art
The story of Adonis and Aphrodite, including a link to images of artwork representing the two.

Venus and Adonis Introduction
A discussion of the poem “Venus and Adonis” written by Shakespeare.

Adonis, Greek Mythology Link.
Extensive and well organized discussion by Carlos Parada of Adonis and those involved with him, including artwork and links to other relevant pages.

Characters of Greek Mythology - Beguiling Beauties - Adonis
A short piece that gives some general information about Adonis and includes a painting.   

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Mythography | The Greek lovers Adonis & Aphrodite in myth and art:  The story of Adonis and Aphrodite, including a link to images of artwork representing the two.

 

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