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Eros, the Winged God of Love

Eros was the winged god of Love in Ancient Greece

Who was Eros?

Eros was the Greek symbol of love and desire. He shot magical golden arrows into the hearts of mortals and immortals, spreading physical desire as well as numbness and pain.

Birth of Eros

Eros is said to have been born of Chaos; but according to another legend, Eros was the son of Ares, the god of war, and Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, whose constant companion was Eros.

Appearance of Eros

Eros was usually depicted as a beautiful and very clever little boy with wings.

Psyche, the Love of Eros

Eros himself was deeply in love with the Greek goddess Psyche, the goddess who embodied the human emotions. Psyche was famous for her divine beauty, which was said to be even greater than the beauty of Aphrodite. People from all over the world came to Psyche's palace to see her up close, bringing offerings and strewing flowers in the streets whenever she came out.

Roman name: Cupid

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