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Eros, Hebe and Iris

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Sabrina Mata

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Transcript of Eros, Hebe and Iris

Eros Iris Hebe
Eros, Hebe and Iris
Sabrina Mata

MYTH
Iris:
Didn't have any myths of her own but is mentioned to be a divine messenger. Like Hermes, she carries a winged staff and by order of Zeus she carries and ewer of water from the river Styx,with which she puts to sleep all who perjure themselves.
myth
Hebe:
In Euripides' play Heracleidae, Hebe granted Iolaus' wish to become young again in order to fight Eurystheus.
SYMbols
Eros:
Bow, Arrows, Candles, Hearts, Cupids, Wings and Kisses.

Hebe:
Chalice, Lettuce, Fountain of Youth, Ivy.

Iris:
Rainbow.
POWER and Responsibility
Weaknesses
Eros:
At times Eros was unsympathetic and careless with who he chose to bestow his powers upon, and often caused more pain than joy. Can be affected by his own arrows.
Hebe:
She had less charisma than many of the Greek Goddesses, relying on her gifts to get attention. She was also said to be clumsy.
Iris:
Defined by her role in life. No distant personality.
Myth
Eros:
The story tells the struggle of love and trust between Eros and mortal princess Psyche. Aphrodite was jealous of the beauty of Psyche so she ordered Eros to make her fall in love with the ugliest man on earth. While at it, instead of shooting the arrow to the man, Eros shot himself, ending with Eros falling for Psyche. One day, due to the visit of Psyche's jealous sisters, she breaks the trust of her husband Eros. Psyche searched the whole world for him but ended requesting help from Aphrodite. Aphrodite set Psyche into a set of difficult tasks but nevertheless they were completed and Aphrodite let Psyche become immortal and live with her husband, Eros.
Roman Name:
Cupid, Arcus, Juventas
Relationships
Eros:
Son to Aphrodite and Ares or Hermes or Iris and Zephyrus, Husband to Psyche and Father to Hedone.
Hebe:
Daughter to Zeus and Hera, Wife to Heracles, Mother to Alexiares and Anicetus.
Iris:
Daughter to Electra and Thaumas, Wife to Zephyrus, Mother to Pothos.
Eros:
God of Love and Sexual Desire. Had
superhuman strength, endurance, and longevity. Also, extensive archery skills in shooting love arrows, and can grow wings at will. He can make anyone fall in love with whoever he wants.
Hebe:
Goddess of youth, and cupbearer of the Olympian Gods- A cupbearer had to test the wine to make sure it wasn't poisonous for the king. Power to restore youth to people, immune to harm and possesses superhuman strength. Doesn't age, and can teleport between Earth and Olympus.
Iris:
Goddess of the rainbow and messenger to the Gods. Restored calm and balance to the forces of nature after a storm.She served nectar to the Gods.She was one of the few Olympians who was able to travel to the underworld. Faithful, loyal and a shape shifter.
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