See EROS. EROS His name does not occur in Homer; but in Hesiod he is the fairest of the deities, who subdues the hearts of all gods and men.
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.
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.
He is also worshipped as a fertility deity in the Boeotian traditions. His Roman countere"or Amor "love". In some myths, he was the son of the deities Aphrodite and Aresbut according to Plato 's Symposiumhe was conceived by Poros Plenty and Penia Poverty at Aphrodite's birthday.
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.
Long before the Romans adopted and renamed him, Cupid was known to the Greeks as Eros, the god of love. One of the first authors to mention Eros circa B. But later accounts of the lineage of Eros vary, describing him as the son of Nyx and Erebus; or Aphrodite and Ares; or Iris and Zephyrus; or even Aphrodite and Zeus—who would have been both his father and grandfather.
With arrows of gold and lead, he would wound the hearts of mortals and Olympians alike. The golden arrows inspired love and the lead arrows caused distaste. Cupid was the god of love in Roman mythology.
The myth of Psyche and Eros is probably one of the most beautiful Greek myths; it has been told and retold in several different versions and it has inspired artists all over the world. Psyche was a woman gifted with extreme beauty and grace, one of the mortal women whose love and sacrifice for her beloved God Eros earned her immortality. To modern days, the myth of Psyche symbolizes a self-search and personal growth through learning, losing, and saving the real love. Living her ordinary life, Psyche became famous because of her beauty that the whole world rushed to see.
Winged or not, warm hearted or not, the gods of love and desire would cause the greatest joy and the greatest pain among both Gods and humans — pretty much what happens today as well. Here we will present a list of the most known Greek gods and goddesses of love; the deities that inspired passions among Gods and mortals and of course a series of myths and stories in the Greek mythology. Eros was the Greek God of love and fertility.
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.