“Her gods and men call Aphrodite, and Aphrogeneia (the foam-born) because she grew amid the foam.” -Hesiod, Theogony 176.
A few depictions of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, in ancient Greek pottery.
Aphrodite on a swan (detail). Tondo from an Attic white-ground red-figured kylix. From tomb F43 in Kameiros (Rhodes). Pistoxenos Painter, circa 460 BC. Courtesy of the British Museum, GR 1869.10-7.77. Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen.
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Anthony Gormley, sculptures from “Domains”, “Bodies in Space" and "Apart" at his studio, 2003
This little trapdoor spider (Barychelidae) was not impressed when the Bug Lady opened his door. He quickly came out and slammed it shut. I get that. He is a little grainy due to shooting at night and cropping.
(animated gifs are not my specialty, but he deserved one, no?)