Eros, the Greek god of love, is an important player in many myths and legends. Also known as Cupid, Eros could shoot gods or mortals with his arrows and cause them to fall in love with one another. Although he didn't have dozens of consorts, as is the case with many other gods, having a family tree on hand as you study or read can help clear up some of the confusion surrounding the family relationships of this important deity.
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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. Eros appears in ancient Greek sources under several different guises.
Erosin Greek religiongod of love. In the Theogony of Hesiod fl. Eros was a god not simply of passion but also of fertility.
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.
Eros is most often represented in Greek art as a carefree and beautiful youth, crowned with flowers, especially of roses which were closely associated with the god. Here he perhaps represented a universal love. In other traditions, such as the Orphic cosmogonies, Eros is born a hermaphrodite from an egg which was put by the Titan Chronos who represents Time into the womb of Chaos.
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.
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.