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In terms, vivify (LH:#), from Latin vis-, meaning "force of Venus", + viva, meaning "[add]", means, in a myth based sense, to bring to life.


The following shows three English translation of the term "vivida vis", from Lucretius' On the Nature of Things (chapter one) (60BD), which showing the term rendered as "vigor", "will", and "living power".

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This can be compared to "vis viva" which renders as "living force". The etymologies of all of these trace to Venus, as the goddess who gives the force of life to people, which traces back to Hathor, the goddess who gave "clay humans" life by the magic power of the "ankh".


The following are quotes:

“It should be recalled that Gilbert had not mentioned Bruno in that book, but he echoed several of Bruno's beliefs, such as that the earth moves because it is a living animal with a soul, and that it gives parts of its soul to humans, to vivify them, and that the sun, moon, planets, and stars all have souls - and even that god is a soul. Gilbert was active in London at the same time that Bruno lived there, and therefore historians argue that Bruno helped to inspire Gilbert's cosmology. Gilbert died in 1603, but he left a manuscript, On the World, in which he mentioned Bruno three times.”
— Alberto Martinez (2018), Burned Alive: Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition (pg. #) [1]

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  1. Martinez, Alberto. (2018). Burned Alive: Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition (pg. #). Reaktion Book.

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