Eros (Desire)

(Primordial Deity) god of love & attraction

Ἔρως (Eros)1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures The god of love and attraction.


Eros_Farnese_MAN_Napoli_6353In Greek mythology, Eros (/ˈɪərɒs/ or US /ˈɛrɒs/, /ˈɛrs/;[2] Greek: Ἔρως, “Desire”)[3] was the Greek god of love. His Roman counterpart was Cupid[4] (“desire”). Some myths make him a primordial god, while in other myths, he is the son of Aphrodite. He was one of the winged love gods, Erotes.

According to Hesiod (c. 700 BC), one of the most ancient of all Greek sources, Eros (the god of love) was the fourth god to come into existence, coming after Chaos, Gaia (the Earth), and Tartarus (the Abyss or the Underworld).[7]

Homer does not mention Eros. However, Parmenides (c. 400 BC), one of the pre-socratic philosophers, makes Eros the first of all the gods to come into existence.[8]

The Orphic and Eleusinian Mysteries featured Eros as a very original god, but not quite primordial, since he was the child of Night (Nyx).[5] Aristophanes (c. 400 BC), influenced by Orphism, relates the birth of Eros:

At the beginning there was only Chaos, Night (Nyx), Darkness (Erebus), and the Abyss (Tartarus). Earth, the Air and Heaven had no existence. Firstly, blackwinged Night laid a germless egg in the bosom of the infinite deeps of Darkness, and from this, after the revolution of long ages, sprang the graceful Love (Eros) with his glittering golden wings, swift as the whirlwinds of the tempest. He mated in the deep Abyss with dark Chaos, winged like himself, and thus hatched forth our race, which was the first to see the light.[9]

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Eros (Desire)
Name Eros (Desire)
Parents

Half-Siblings

Name Birth Death
Geras (Ageing)asdasds   
Philotes (Affection)asdasds   
Momus (Blame)asdasds   
Oneiroi (Dreams)asdasds   
Moros (Doom)asdasds   
Ourea (Primordial Deity) 10 gods of mountainsasdasds   
Uranus (Primordial Deity) god of the heavens (Father of the Titans)asdasds   
Tartarus aka. Tartaros (Abyss)asdasds   
Pontus (Primordial Deity) god of the seaasdasds   
Nyx (Night)asdasds   
Gaia (The Earth)asdasds   
Erebus [aka Erebos] (Darkness)asdasds   

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1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures

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