Conditions on Venus are extreme. One Russian probe that landed on the surface didn't even survive an hour. And it was heavily armoured! Winds are extremely fast at over 450 km/h and there is acid rain. The surface pressure is 90 atmospheres too which would crush you in seconds. And it's hot... hellishly hot. It's been recorded to be over 450 degrees Celsius which is hot enough to melt lead and hotter than most ovens. 

If the ancients had known all this would they still have named the planet after the goddess of love? That's a mystery we can't answer but what we do know is it makes for a stunning, intense, designer scarf and contemporary pocket square.