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EROS was the god of love and sexual desire. This page contains general descriptions of the god in his divine role and his appearance as the minion of Aphrodite. Orphic Hymn 58 to Eros trans.
Written by GreekBoston. Most of us know who Cupid is. There is some debate as to whether or not Eros is a primordial god one of the first gods or if he is the son of Aphrodite and Ares.
EROS was the mischievous god of love, a minion and constant companion of the goddess Aphrodite. The poet Hesiod first represents him as a primordial deity who emerges self-born at the beginning of time to spur procreation. See the Protogenos Eros and Phanes for more information. The same poet later describes two love-gods, Eros and Himeros Desireaccompanying Aphrodite at the time of her birth from the sea-foam.
John is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in History and researches mythology and folklore in his free time. Eros, son of Aphrodite, was a dutiful son and devout mischief maker. What fun there was to be had in power of love!
Erosin Greek religiongod of love. In the Theogony of Hesiod fl. Eros was a god not simply of passion but also of fertility.
His Roman counterpart was Cupid "desire". In some traditions, he is described as one of the primordial gods. Beekes has suggested a Pre-Greek origin.
By deTraci Regula. Eros Greek God of Love, is not as well-known as many Greek gods and goddesses. Here is a quick introduction to the son of Aphrodite, Eros.
Eros was the Greek god of Love, in some stories he first appears as a primordial god, born from Chaos and in others he is the son of Aphrodite. In the primordial myths, according to Hesiod, Eros was born from Chaos after Gaia and Tartarus and was involved at the beginning of the creation of the cosmos, and he blessed the union of Gaia and Uranusafter which the universe was born. Homer makes no mention of Eros in his epics; however, Parmenides, a pre-Socratic philosopher, had Eros the first of all the gods to come into existence.
Often described as a son of Aphrodite by her lover Ares, the god of war, Eros was a Greek god of lust and primal sexual desire. In fact, the word erotic comes from his name. He is personified in all kinds of love and lust, both heterosexual and homosexual, and was worshiped at the center of a fertility cult that honored both Eros and Aphrodite together. There does seem to be some question about Eros' parentage.