Venus was traditionally depicted holding a mirror, but not out of vanity as is nowadays supposed. The mirror was a symbol of the power of reflection to modify desire.
The story of Venus and Adonis as told by Shakespeare is but a poetical sublimation of the orgies held upon Cyprus and even at Byblos on the mainland.
The rose once again relates to goddess worship and sexual symbolism. The Romans knew the rose as the Flower of Venus (Venus = Semiramis) and it was the badge of her ‘sacred prostitutes’.
The symbols of the crescent and the curved sword, the scimitar, are identified with the Moon and Venus, the Morning Star, the term used for Lucifer. Venus was also a title for Queen Semiramis
The goddess Venus, as we've seen, was absorbed by m issionary adaption into the Roman Catholic sacred tradition as the Virgin Mary..."Queen of Heaven" is Scripture names only one personage, and that is Ishtar, the Babylonian Venus.