157–222 Following the storm, the Trojans arrive in Africa. Aeneas goes on a stag hunt and kills seven of them. He cheers up his soldiers, and they celebrate, despite the seeming loss of thirteen of their twenty ships. 223-96 Venus laments to Jupiter over Aeneas' destiny not being fulfilled. She asks for him to be given another chance, which he gets. Aeneas sets out again but this time he takes some allies with him.
Now, Aeneas isn't the only person looking for a new home. Juno has also been sending signals into space trying to find a planet that fits her requirements. When Aeneas arrives at sea looking for a new home for his people, she sees him from the sky and knows that he will succeed in finding one. So, she makes his old friend Apollo help him look even more closely at the stars in order to avoid any conflict between different tribes within his own community. They find nine planets that fit Juno's requirements, but since they are already taken, she makes sure that none of them don't work out by blocking them with clouds or darkness. After checking out all these possibilities, Aeneas decides on Italy as the perfect place for his people to settle down. This way, they can escape the violence of the Trojan War and have a new life far away from all its complications.
In The Aeneid, which best represented his tale and goal, Aeneas was a Trojan prince, a warrior, and a hero. The gods instructed Aeneas to depart Troy following the destruction of Troy. He was to assemble some of the surviving Trojans and flee to Italy to build Rome and become the Romans' progenitor. Aeneas did as he was told, leaving his wife Creusa and their son Lacaon behind.
Aeneas set out for Italy but was guided by an angel who led him to Carthage, where he established a kingdom that would one day become Rome. There he met and married Venus, the goddess of love.
They have three children together: Anchises, Apius, and Aphrodite. When King Priam of Troy learns of this marriage, he demands that Aeneas return home with him to marry Cassandra, the daughter of Priam. Aeneas refuses, and so begins a battle between the two kings that ends in vain for both of them. However, Aeneas manages to escape from the battlefield with his family.
Later on, he meets the sibyl Virgilio at the altar of Jupiter. Virgilio tells him that he is destined to found a city that will become a power greater than either Troy or Carthage. He then guides Aeneas to the shores of Italy where they settle down together. They live happily ever after while building their city.
Juno's rage was directed at Aeneas because she detested the Trojans. She is the first goddess to intercede, convincing Aeolus, the wind god, to create a storm to destroy Aeneas' fleet when he was returning to Italy. When Aeneas landed on the coast of Latium, Juno sent a plague upon the people, causing many deaths. Finally, she persuaded Aphrodite to send a lustful passion for Anchises into Aeneas' heart, which he obeyed.
Juno's main purpose in working against Aeneas is to keep him from reaching his destination: Italy. If he did, then Troy would be destroyed by war. However, once they reach Italy and Troy is no longer an issue, Juno ceases her opposition to him.
According to some sources, when Aeneas went to Sicily on his way to Italy, he met with Juno there who tried to prevent him from going by creating great storms that would kill all his men. But Aeneas reached Sicily safely and continued on his journey. When he got to Italy, Juno stopped opposing him.
Other sources say that when Aeneas went to Sicily, Juno used her powers to make the island look like Italy so that he would think that he was in his desired destination and leave quickly without stopping.
In the midst of the Greek onslaught, Aeneas collected his family and men and fled the city. Despite the sad loss of his wife, Creusa, during the journey, Aeneas and twenty shiploads of comrades, along with Anchises, his father, and Ascanius, his son, safely fled the devastation of Troy. After spending several years in Italy, they arrived in Latium, where they founded Rome.
Aeneas was born around 710 B.C. in Alba Longa, a powerful kingdom in central Italy. His parents were Achates and Venus. Aeneas had two brothers named Acamas and Priscus and a sister named Lavinia. The family name "Aenel" is derived from him.
As soon as he reached manhood, Aeneas joined his father in war and fought many battles against the Trojans. When King Priam was killed in battle, Aeneas took control of the Trojans. He ended the fighting and made peace with the Greeks. Aeneas married Princess Cassandra, who had been raised by the goddess Aphrodite in the island of Lesbos. They had two sons, Ascanius and Iulus, who later became known as Ilus and Antheus.
After ruling for about ten years, Aeneas decided to leave his homeland and go to another country where he could start a new life. So he gathered all his friends and family and left Italy.