Venere (Venus), goddess of love and beauty, was considered one of the most respected goddess by the ancient Romans because of her direct relationship with Aeneas, the legendary founder of the Roman progeny. Many myths linger around the birth of the goddess Venus, one of which narrates that the goddess was born from a shell that came out of the sea. In many myths, both Greek and Latin, Venus is flanked by Eros, the god of love. Many symbols are associated with the goddess Venus, such as the myrtle and the dove. In Rome, located between the Basilica of Maxentius and the Valley of the Colosseum the remains of the temple of Venus wanted by the Emperor Hadrian can be admired. In addition, representations of the goddess Venus can also be found at the Vatican Museums.