Eros, the Greek God of Love, passion and attraction is the son of Aphrodite (Venus). Yes, that’s right, he’s the son of the Goddess of Love. Makes perfect sense when you think about it.
You’re probably very familiar with Cupid, the winged young boy often seen holding up a bow an arrow, especially on Valentine’s Day.
Well, Cupid is none other than Eros in his younger days. Cupid is the Roman name of Eros.
Eros (Cupid) eventually grew up, which is why he’s remembered both as a child and adult on earth.
The Power of Eros
His most prized possession was a magical bow, which he used to shoot his famous arrows from. These were no ordinary arrows though, as they had the power to make Gods and mortals fall in love. Incidentally, a few of his arrows could also inspire hate.
Everyone was a little bit scared of Eros, the God of Love, due to this awesome power. You had to be very careful not to mess with the God, or his mother for that matter, as he could overpower the mind of anyone.
Anteros – twin brother to Eros?
Some say Eros had a twin brother who was the God of requited love and the avenger of the unrequited. The famous sculpture shown here is often considered to be Anteros, even though many believe it to be Eros. He can be seen standing on top of the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain in Piccadilly Circus, London, England.
Eros (Cupid) and Psyche
The most famous Greek myth about Eros involved the beautiful mortal princess Psyche. It proves that Eros wasn’t always a young child.
Psyche is the Greek word for “soul” which adds a bit of extra substance to the story. This myth is more famously known as Cupid and Psyche. This video will give you a little bit of an idea of what happened. You should also read a few different versions of the Cupid and Psyche myth as they can differ wildly.
Erotic Eros, God of Love
Did you know that the word “erotic” is derived from the name of Eros?
Eros sings to Monica Bellucci
Here we have Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti performing a duet for the Goddess Monica Bellucci. He’s a superstar in Europe.
Could he be Eros, the Greek God of Love? What a way to come to earth.
This great song by Eros Ramazzotti is known as “Più Bella Cosa”. It’s a beautiful song. Check it out.
To see the original music video by Eros click here. Eros would love this song even if he isn’t Eros.
How does an Italian God get the name of a Greek God and later in life get to sing to the Goddess Monica Bellucci? The power of Eros is unfathomable.
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