By K. C. Jones
This luxe little e-book is the appropriate reward for an individual in love or searching for love. A miscellany of all issues love, it covers every little thing from charms and aphrodisiacs to the best way to remain in love endlessly. Readers can search for their astrological love fit and learn how to use phrases of endearment in several languages, like "mon petit chou"French for "my little cabbage." additionally featured are recipes, potions, poems, rates, recognized undefined, and romantic date and reward principles. With a stunning textured hide, silkscreen edges, and a ribbon marker, The publication of Love is a candy souvenir package deal for fans in every single place.
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In keeping with old legend, Venus, the Roman goddess of affection, emerged from the ocean and was once ferried to shore, totally shaped, on a scallop shell (as depicted in Botticelli’s well-known portray beginning of Venus). The Hindu goddess of good looks and fertility, Lakshmi, was once additionally made from the sand and pearls inside of an oyster shell. SWAN The swan stands for romance, grace, and wonder. Zeus, the king of the Greek gods, remodeled himself right into a swan to woo the mortal queen Leda. nonetheless, in Celtic mythology, swans may be able to take human shape to hunt love. The swan additionally symbolizes purity and chastity: during this point, it's been linked to the Virgin Mary and with Aphrodite. seventy five EXTRAVAGANT presents of affection Love frequently understands no bounds, as those over-the-top demonstrations end up. CATHERINE THE GREAT’S presents Catherine the nice governed Russia for thirty-four years within the moment 1/2 the eighteenth century. Her presents have been mythical; it's expected that she spent greater than ninety-two million rubles on provides in the course of her reign and in so doing left the rustic in titanic debt after her dying. One significant recipient of her generosity was once count number Grigory Orlov, an army commander and one among Catherine’s many fanatics. Her first present to him, on her coronation day, was once 8 hundred serfs. She later outfitted him a palace in St. Petersburg, containing thirty-two other forms of marble. ultimately, she received him a rustic property close to St. Petersburg, in addition to 4 villages that surrounded it, so he may have uninterrupted perspectives anyplace he seemed. Orlov back Catherine’s generosity via featuring her with a 190-carat diamond he received in India, which she named “The Orlov” and had included right into a royal scepter. seventy six CLEOPATRA’S CARPET round forty eight b. c. e. , Egyptian queen Cleopatra used to be compelled from her throne by way of her brother Ptolemy and needed to flee to Syria. She wanted to regain energy and discovered that during order to take action she would want the aid of Roman ruler Julius Caesar. She had her servants visit Caesar’s palace and current him with a present of an attractive Persian carpet. The servants then unrolled the carpet to bare Cleopatra herself hidden within. Caesar was once interested by this gesture and with the queen, and never basically did she regain her throne together with his support, she additionally turned his mistress and allegedly bore him a son. MARIA THERESA’S FUR COAT Louis XIV, the sunlight King of France, governed for seventy-two years within the 17th and eighteenth centuries and through that point displayed his extravagant flavor with presents he lavished upon his better halves and plenty of mistresses. One awesome present was once made to his first spouse (and first cousin), Maria Theresa of Spain. It used to be a sable fur coat, with a educate stated to be approximately one mile lengthy. Maria Theresa’s servants could unfold the teach of the coat out prior to her, and she or he could then positioned the coat on and hence be capable to take morning walks within the backyard of Versailles barefoot. seventy seven THE TAJ MAHAL In 1612, Emperor Shah Jahan of India married Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess.