Venus was the Roman version of Aphrodite. The symbol of the goddess, Venus, is is the circle with a descending cross. Her sign represents the female gender in both plants and animals. . She is associated with love and sexuality. Mirrors are objects considered sacred to her. The morning and evening "star" (in reality, a planet) was named after her. Her sacred day was Friday on which her followers would eat fish. Julius Caesar built a marble and gold temple in her honor. In alchemy, her symbol stands for copper. Her main shrine was on Cyprus which was a center for mining copper. She was also a Lady of Animals and the "venison" means literally "Venus' son".