Venus, the goddess of love, was said to be born from the sea, just like a pearl. Many paintings show her scantily dressed, adorned in beautiful pearls. Venus was also famous for her unfaithfulness. One os them was the affair was with Mars, the god of war. According to this legend, her husband Vulcan trapped Venus, Mars, and their love child, Cupid on their marriage bed, and then invited the other gods to mock them.