Seven Brothers and IRiddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.
Seven brothers and I were widely thrown;
My history, my myth, and my name are known.
My face is always hidden by the mist.
The paths I tread not far from light exist
I have never done a threatening act,
But was at times as enemy attacked.
My dance a pentagram inscribes and lights
In somewhat fewer than three thousand nights.
Philosophers back then called me Ishtar;
In ancient days they thought I wandered far,
Although I hover high, aloof above.
My namesake ruled, within the court of Love.
HintWe are a group of eight.
AnswerThe Planet Venus
Venus's seven 'brothers' are: Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. (Pluto is no longer considered a planet.)
The very cloudy atmosphere of Venus always hides its surface.
The "second rock from the sun" gets a good share of Sol's rays.
Venus is so bright, in WWII, some antiaircraft batteries shot at the rising image.
The motions of Venus shape a pentagram in 2915 days, because of inferior conjunctions during that period.
The ancients called Venus a 'wandering star'.
The goddess Venus did rule the Court of Love.
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