I vaguely remember that thread. Scanning it very quickly I don't see the disappearance mentioned. I believe that the Venus de' Medici (arms) only appears in the rooms of the lodge, while the Venus de Milo (no arms) only appears in the hallway. The idea about Venus de Milo having held the Apple of Discord is interesting. The last time we see her is the glimpse (seen in the picture I posted) of Coop running from the room of the screaming Laura. The disappearance may be some kind of indicator, like the wound, that this is when Coop was defeated, or at least that this is when things started to go south for him, culminating with his defeat when he runs from his doppelganger.
SickNotes wrote:Venus is the Roman version of the Greek god Aphrodite
I am now going to engage in another mythological free association that comes back around to Twin Peaks (sort of). I'm not in any way claiming that this means anything. In fact, I'm pretty confident that it doesn't mean a thing. Please allow me my fun. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astarte
Astarte is the Hellenized form of the Middle Eastern goddess Ishtar, worshiped from the Bronze Age through classical antiquity.
Astarte was worshiped in Syria and Canaan beginning in the first millennium BC and was first mentioned in texts from Ugarit. She came from the same Semitic origins as the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar, and an Ugaritic text specifically equates her with Ishtar. Her worship spread to Cyprus, where she may have been merged with an ancient Cypriot goddess. This merged Cypriot goddess may have been adopted into the Greek pantheon in Mycenaean and Dark Age times to form Aphrodite.
Ashteroth Karnaim (Astarte was called Ashteroth in the Hebrew Bible) was a city in the land of Bashan east of the Jordan River, mentioned in Genesis 14:5 and Joshua 12:4 (where it is rendered solely as Ashteroth). The name translates literally to 'Ashteroth of the Horns', with 'Ashteroth' being a Canaanite fertitility goddess and 'horns' being symbolic of mountain peaks.