Neptune & Venus – The Aquatopia Ambassadors
It’s official – The Aquatopia Ambassadors have been named!
Meet Neptune and Venus, the Roman God of Water and the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty.
In Roman mythology, Venus was actually born from sea-foam! Typically you see her represented on a seashell, a sensuous beauty full of life and love, making this the perfect moniker for our very own Venus, “Nes” for short. She is the larger of our reptile pair, with a more robust figure and richer, darker shell.
Neptune, although the smaller and fairer of our turtle duo, is an aquatic God in his own right. In his Roman mythological roots, he ruled all fresh water and the seas. “Nep” is looking forward to moving from the bathtub to his new home at Aquatopia Conservatory, where he will rule the waves!
We want to thank everyone for your fantastic and creative Facebook & in-store entries in our naming contest. A special nod to Claude Dufour for his “inspirational” names Europa & Enceladus (water moons of Jupiter & Saturn) that got us thinking along these stellar lines… You win a box of Turtles.. chocolate ones of course!