Venus symbol

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The Venus symbol ♀ ( Unicode U + 2640 FEMALE SIGN or under MS-Windows Alt + 12 on the numeric keypad ) is a stylized representation of the hand mirror of the goddess Venus (therefore the symbol is also called Venus mirror ). It stands:

In Egypt it has its counterpart in Ankh .


An earlier symbol of Venus was the pentagram in antiquity , both for the goddess - the Inanna among the Sumerians , the Ištar in Babylonia - and for the planet.

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Individual evidence

  1. See V. Gordon Childe: New Light on the most ancient East. 1928 (1958, p. 134 + illustration Plate XXI).