Armed with a quiver full of magic arrows, he shot at unsuspecting men, women, and even gods to strike them with romance. Eros was both a loyal servant of Aphrodite and a mischievous character whose arrows could cause chaos. The personification of romance and attraction, his name was used by poets to express their most personal feelings. In this version of his story, Eros emerged with the primordial gods at the beginning of the universe.
Eros: The God of Love
Myth of Eros and Psyche - Greek Myths | Greeka
The myth of Eros and Psyche is probably one of the best love stories in classical mythology. Eros, son of Aphrodite, was the personification of intense love desire and he was depicted throwing arrows to people in order to hit their heart and make them fall in love. Psyche, a beautiful maiden, personifies the human soul. In fact, she is the symbol of the soul purified by passions and misfortunes and who is, from now on, prepared to enjoy eternal happiness.
Eros and Psyche
EROS was the mischievous god of love, a minion and constant companion of the goddess Aphrodite. The poet Hesiod first represents him as a primordial deity who emerges self-born at the beginning of time to spur procreation. See the Protogenos Eros and Phanes for more information. The same poet later describes two love-gods, Eros and Himeros Desire , accompanying Aphrodite at the time of her birth from the sea-foam. Some classical writers interpreted this to mean the pair were born of the goddess immediately following her birth or else alongside her from the sea-foam.
His Roman counterpart was Cupid "desire". Beekes has suggested a Pre-Greek origin. Eros appears in ancient Greek sources under several different guises.