The alteration from b to ph is explained as a "familiar" characteristic of Greek "obvious from the Macedonians ". The Phoenicians, in turn, taught her worship to the people of Cythera. Epithets of Aphrodite Aphrodite's most common cultic epithet was Ourania , meaning "heavenly",   but this epithet almost never occurs in literary texts, indicating a purely cultic significance. He asserts that Aphrodite Ourania is the celestial Aphrodite, born from the sea foam after Cronus castrated Uranus, and the older of the two goddesses. According to the Symposium, Aphrodite Ourania is the inspiration of male homosexual desire , specifically the ephebic eros.
Andrea Doria as the god Poseidon , by Agnolo Bronzino Portraits and nudes without a pretense to allegorical or mythological meaning were a fairly common genre of art during all centuries. Some regard Goya 's La Maja desnuda of around , which provoked outrage in Spanish society over the model painted with and without her clothes desnuda means nude , was "the first totally profane life-size female nude in Western art",  but paintings of nude females were not uncommon, especially paintings of mistresses and lover of kings, dukes and other aristocrats and mistresses and wives of the artists. La Maja desnuda was different in only one way, it was exhibited on a public art exhibition. He was famous as a naval commander. For several years he scoured the Mediterranean in command of the Genoese fleet, waging war on the Turks and the Barbary pirates. Doria entered the service of King Francis I of France , who made him captain-general.