Ancient Greek, E names, Emotion/Feelings, Greek, Greek mythology, Love/Beloved, Male, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Eros

Eros is the Greek god of sexual attraction and the son of Aphrodite, goddess of love. He uses arrows that causes those hit by it to fall in love with the first person they see. He himself falls in love with Psyche, a mortal woman whose beauty made even Aphrodite jealous, so much so that she asked her son to make her fall in love with the most ugliest creature in the world. Instead, Eros falls in love with Psyche and takes her away to his home, though he never allows her to see his face. Instead, he visits her every night in the dark till one night, goaded by her jealous sisters, Psyche uses a candle to take a peek at her unseen spouse. Some hot wax falls on him and wakes him up and, hurt by the betrayal of trust, he leaves. Psyche tries to find him, eventually agreeing to serve under Aphrodite and given a series of impossible tasks which she does (with some help from some of the gods) and she and Eros are eventually reunited, with a daughter Hedone, the goddess of sensual pleasure. Eros comes from Greek meaning “love”. In Roman mythology, his counterpart is Cupid.

Origin: Ancient Greek

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