"Venus Anadyomene"

In Greek mythology, Aphrodite (or the Roman Venus) was the goddess of love. Aphrodite was born in the sea, from the sea foam mixing with the semen of the severed genitals of the god Uranus. At her birth she arose from the sea, some say floating on a scallop shell.  Venus Anadyomene means 'Venus Rising From the Sea', and is a theme that has been used in countless works of art.