Larunda’s themes are earth, home and ghosts. Her symbols are stoves or ovens, soil or clay. Lara is one of the Roman Goddesses of earth and the home. She is also the mother and guardian to ghosts, or lares, who reside in the hearth and protect the family.
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. According to Greek poet Hesiod, she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus‘ genitals and threw them into the sea, and from the aphros (sea foam) arose Aphrodite. In Roman Mythology she is known as Venus.