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Transcript of Eros (Cupid)
Eros' sacred animal is the butterfly.
According to Hesiod, Eros had no parents because he was a primordial god. Hesiod claims that Eros arose from Chaos making him one of the first deities of the universe. However, in other Greek stories he is known as Aphrodite's and possibly Hermes' son.
Eros- Greek name
Cupid- Roman name
Who is Eros
In early Greek poetry, Eros was depicted as a young male with profound sexual powers. However, in today's society, due to the Hallmark holiday known as Valentine's day, Cupid is depicted as a chubby Renaissance baby carrying a bow and arrow.
Eros, being the possible son of Hermes, carries the trait of being devious, along with having a cunning way with trickery and also being overly mischievous.
He likes tricking and making people fall in love or hate each other. He doesn't have anything he strongly dislikes.
Eros was the Greek symbol of love and desire. He shoots magic arrows into the hearts of mortals and immortals spreading physical desire along with numbness and pain.
^ "Eros", in S. Hornblower and A. Spawforth, eds., The Oxford Classical Dictionary.
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