Every human body is different, even identical twins are not exactly alike! These differences are what makes a person physically unique, and everyone has different traits they find attractive. Some features are instantly visible; eye color, height, face shape. These key traits usually dictate the immediate physical reaction between people.
However, there are other more subtle physical traits that can not only be physically attractive, but also tell about someone’s health and physical abilities. Lower back dimples, named Venus Dimples, and one of those features. Not many people have them but those who do are more likely to possess other exciting traits as well.
How Does Trait Inheritance Work?
Everyone’s natural physical appearance is based off of the combination of their parents genetics. Mendelian Genetics tells us that when a baby is developing its physical traits are carried in alleles that come from both parents. Some alleles are dominant, such as brown eyes or hair, meaning they are more easily passed on, while others are recessive, blue eyes or blonde hair. Back dimples are one of the more uncommon traits, meaning they are most likely a recessive allele.
The Lower Back Dimples different name is Venus Dimples
Although they are commonly what they look like, ‘lower back dimples’ actually have two other names. The first is Venus Dimples, after the ancient mythological Roman goddess of love and many more things. The second is lateral lumbar indentations, which is their scientific name because they are on the lumbar, which is the lower portion of the back.
Named After The Goddess Of Love
Venus was the ancient Roman counterpart to the ancient Grecian goddess Aphrodite. Venus was the goddess of not only love, but also beauty, sex, and fertility. Although the practice polytheistic ancient Roman faith fell with the rise of Christianity, the image and idea of Venus continues to this day. This famous painting ‘The Birth Of Venus’ and an Italian renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli painted it.