In Greek mythology, Eros (UK: / ˈ ɪər ɒ s, ˈ ɛr ɒ s /, US: / ˈ ɛr ɒ s, ˈ ɛr oʊ s /; Ancient Greek: Ἔρως, "Desire") is the Greek god of love and sex. His Roman counterpart was Cupid ("desire"). In the earliest account, he is a primordial god, while in later accounts he is described as one of the children of Aphrodite and Ares and, with some of his siblings, was one of the Children: Hedone. Aphrodite, Eros' mother, had a number of consorts and many children. To see Eros' many brothers and sisters, view the family tree of Aphrodite. Family Tree of Zeus Eros' grandfather, Zeus, had dozens of consorts and children in addition to Eros' father, bondages.xyz: Kate Miller-Wilson.
The Role of Eros After his birth, Eros was seen as a constant companion of his mother, Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, acting upon her orders. Though, Eros had his own title, for he was the Greek god of Unrequited Love. To this end Eros was equipped with a bow and arrows. Mar 13, · Eros – known as Cupid to the Romans – was the Greek god of sexual attraction, a constant companion of Aphrodite.
Oct 05, · Eros is generally regarded as the son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, but this was not always the case. At least some early Greek writers believed that the god of love was, in fact, older than beauty. Eros, they claimed, was one of the oldest forces in the universe. Sep 07, · Eros, the god of romantic love, was almost universally believed to the son of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty. A few older sources claimed that he was a primordial god who existed before the birth of the Titans, but most Greek writers seemed to believe that he was among the youngest of the Olympians instead.