Just a quick hit on Venus and Adonis:
Seems as if I’ve been been pronouncing “Adonis” wrong my entire life.
I’ve been saying the name with that middle stressed syllable being a soft O sound, kind of like the first syllable in “tonic.”
It’s with a long O, kind of like the first syllable in “doughnut” or “donut.”
So not Adahhhhhhnis, but Adohhhhhhnis. And I think Venus would like that.
Read more here:: https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/2018/03/a-doughnut/