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  Eros (Mythology) - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This cosmic Eros, who in Orphic cosmogony sprang from the world-egg which Chronos, or Time, laid in the bosom of Chaos, and which is the origin of all created beings, degenerated in later mythology into the capricious god of sexual passion, the son of Aphrodite and Zeus, Ares or Hermes.
The chief associates of Eros are Pothos and Himeros (Longing and Desire), Peitho (Persuasion), the Muses and the Graces; he himself is in constant attendance on Aphrodite.
In Alexandrian poetry Eros is at one time the powerful god who conquers all, at another the elfish god of love.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Eros_(Mythology)   (440 words)

 Eros - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Eros (mythology), in Greek mythology, the god of love and counterpart of the Roman Cupid.
In early mythology he was represented as one of the...
Eros (astronomy), asteroid discovered through photography at the Urania Observatory in Berlin, Germany, in 1898.
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 Eros, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Eros is Love, who overpowers the mind, and tames the spirit in the breasts of both gods and men.
Eros then deserted her, and when their love was discovered, Psyche suffered the wrath of Aphrodite, who mistreated her in many ways.
Eros, they say, appeared after Chaos, and is one of the oldest gods, himself having no parents.
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Eros, the Greek god of love and sexual desire (the word eros, which is found in the Iliad by Homer, is a common noun meaning sexual desire).
From the early legend of Eros it is said that he was responsible for the embraces of Uranus (Heaven or Sky) and Gaia (Earth), and from their union were born many offspring.
Eros is usually depicted as a young winged boy, with his bow and arrows at the ready, to either shoot into the hearts of gods or mortals which would rouse them to desire.
www.pantheon.org /articles/e/eros.html   (751 words)

 Eros Homework Page
Eros was double-sexed and golden-winged and, having four heads, sometimes roared like a bull or a lion, sometimes hissed like a serpent or bleated like a ram.
In more recent mythology, Eros is portrayed as the son of Aphrodite and Ares, and one of the younger deities.
There, Eros let fly an arrow at the heart of the witch Medea, causing her to fall in love with the hero Jason, and consequently leading to the recovery of the precious Golden Fleece by the Argonauts.
www.thanasis.com /eros.htm   (680 words)

 Eros (mythology) - MSN Encarta
In early mythology he was represented as one of the primeval forces of nature, the son of Chaos, and the embodiment of the harmony and creative power in the universe.
Later mythology made him the constant attendant of his mother, Aphrodite, goddess of love.
In Greek art Eros was depicted as a winged youth, slight but beautiful, often with eyes covered to symbolize the blindness of love.
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 Eros (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Eros was the primordial god responsible for lust, love, and sex; he was also worshipped as a fertility deity.
In art, Eros was usually depicted as a nude winged boy or infant (although this is associated more with Cupid from Roman religion; to the Greeks he was a young man or a teenager), with his bow and arrows in hand.
Eros, angry at Apollo for making fun of his archery skills, caused him to fall in love with the nymph Daphne, daughter of Ladon, who had scorned him.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eros_(mythology)   (827 words)

 Cupid - Search Results - MSN Encarta
His counterpart in Greek mythology was Eros, god of love.
Among the earliest of the Greek gods to be accepted by the Romans were Castor and Polydeuces, divine twins who were believed to have intervened in...
- Roman god of love: in Roman mythology, the god of love, the son of Venus, usually represented as a young boy with wings and a bow and arrow.
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 Characters of Greek Mythology - Gods - Eros - God of Desire and Sexual Passion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Eros is the God of Desire and Sexual Passion.
In the creation myth, Eros is the son of Nyx and Erebus...love born from Night and Death.
Eros was married to Psyche and they had a daughter named Voluptas, which means "pleasure".
mythology.tonyarn.com /gods/eros.html   (264 words)

 Eros The God Of Love
Eros often amused himself by shooting one person with the love arrow and another person with the indifference arrow and making sure they met.
Eros would then stand by, laughing, as the love-struck person would spend their life in persuit of the indifferent one.
Eros was considered to be the son of Aphrodite and Hermes although some legend describe him as being born at the beginning of Earth.
www.angelfire.com /il/ErosCafe/history.html   (399 words)

 Eros and the Mystery of the Inner Process
In fact, Eros cannot be separated from his beloved Psyche, since they are united by a secret and sacred bond, invisible and unconscious in man. In fact, man’s psyche remains filled with erotic, sensual, carnal desires that keep him and his mind trapped on the physical plane along with his emotions and consciousness.
Hence, Eros is himself the "mixer of the seeds and sperms" in creation, the primal cause, the bringer of life in the womb of nature.
Eros is shown pointing his arrow towards the seeker’s crown chakra, meaning that the seeker is in a higher initiation that will unite the two opposites and paradoxical sides within himself, and blend them on his axial level.
www.plotinus.com /eros.htm   (1948 words)

 Minor Greek Gods and Goddesses - Crystalinks
Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, according to which he was born a mortal but was given immortality as the constellation Ophiuchus after his death.
Dione in Greek mythology is a vague goddess presence who has her most concrete form in Book V of Homer's Iliad as the mother of Aphrodite: Aphrodite journeys to Dione's side after she has been wounded in battle while protecting her favorite son Aeneas.
In art, Eros was usually depicted as a nude winged boy or infant, with his bow and arrows in hand.
www.crystalinks.com /greekgods2.html   (3788 words)

 Mythography | The Greek God Eros in Myth and Art
According to some sources, Eros was the son of the goddess Aphrodite (occasionally, it is claimed that he is the child of both Aphrodite and Ares).
As Aphrodite's son, Eros loses a bit of his power and prestige and becomes more of a companion (or accomplice) to the goddess of love and desire.
Eros was known as Cupid in Roman mythology.
www.loggia.com /myth/eros.html   (468 words)

 Greek Mythology: EROS God of Love & Sexual Desire ( Cupidus Cupid Amor ) w/ Pictures
Eros was sometimes regarded as the foremost of a troop of winged love-gods, known as the Erotes.
Eros was a favourite subject with the ancient statuaries, but his representation seems to have been brought to perfection by Praxiteles, who conceived him as a full-grown youth of the most perfect beauty.
But Eros went on killing the beasts, until he was weary of the bowstring and hitting the grim face of a panther or the snout of a bear; then he caught a lioness alive with the allbewitching cestus, and dragged the beast away showed her fettered to his merry mother.
www.theoi.com /Ouranios/Eros.html   (10468 words)

 AllRefer.com - Eros, in Greek religion and mythology (Ancient Religion) - Encyclopedia
In most legends he was the son of Aphrodite and Ares and was represented as a winged youth armed with bow and arrows.
In Greek poetry Eros was often a willful and unsympathetic god, carelessly dispensing the frenzies and agonies of love.
Eros was sometimes attended by his brother, Anteros, who was said to be the avenger of unrequited love or the opposer of love.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/E/Eros-god.html   (292 words)

Eros (Love) was the son of Aphrodite and Ares who also gave birth to Anteros (Reciprocal or Answering Love), Deimus and Phobus (Terror and Fear), and Harmonia, who later became the wife of Cadmus of Thebes.
When recognizing Eros her hand trembled and a drop of boiling oil from the lamp dropped on him and woke him up.
However, Eros still loved her, and when seeing her in that magic sleep he flew towards her, and awakened her.
www.themystica.org /mythical-folk/articles/eros.html   (733 words)

 Eros and Strife ~ Peace: A Beginning
He is the "eternal youth", who is born in the night in the midst of the ancient mother-cult mystery of Eleusis.
The same Eros that had been buried in the unconscious in the first album, the same voice that had been the shadow in the first album, is now out in the open, conscious.
With Pictures of a City, the peace of the womb is shattered by Eros itself, and the Divine Child is re-born into the grasping materialism of the modern distopia.
www.songsouponsea.com /Promenade/Poseidon2A.html   (1059 words)

 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Eros
In Greek mythology, Eros was the god responsible for lust, love, and sex; he was also worshipped as a fertility deity.
In art, Eros was usually depicted as a winged young boy or infant, with his bow and arrows in hand.
But of course Eros is not always percieved as a child; that was more of "Cupid" based off the Roman belief system.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Eros   (583 words)

 Eros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In more recent mythology, Eros is the son of Aphrodite and Ares, and one of the younger deities.
Eros' brother is Anteros ("returner of love") and his wife is the mortal Psyche.
According to Plato, Eros is the striving of mankind to the pure, the good, the beautiful.
home.swipnet.se /heathen/mythology/e/eros.html   (153 words)

 Sexual Astrology: Eros
Eros in Aries people are attached to the sensations of the moment and may see their partner as an object, or an extension of themselves.
When Eros is prominent in the chart (for example, if Eros is conjunct the Ascendant, or if it conjuncts the Sun, Moon, Venus, or Mars), Eros themes are strong in the individual's life.
Eros is, indeed, turned on by the idea that they are arousing someone else, but this kind of "feedback" is very much used to feed our own need to feel alive and vital.
www.cafeastrology.com /sexualastrologyeros.html   (2290 words)

 Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology: Eros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Later writers portrayed Eros as a roguish boy, but he was actually one of the most venerable of deities.
Pausanias says that Eros is commonly considered to be the son of Aphrodite, but elsewhere he describes a sculpture of Eros greeting the goddess as she is born from the sea.
Eros is depicted in Greek art as a beautiful youth.
www.mythweb.com /encyc/entries/eros.html   (85 words)

 metAMORphosis: Conscious Evolution Newsletter
This is the climate in which Eros made himself known to Western society, seeming to suggest that human sexuality and creative passion truly are, and must be, linked to love; suggesting that the energy of love is indeed the energy that fuels creation.
In mythology, Eros is first mentioned as one of the original primordial beings.
Eros drowns in dishwater, disappears at the mention of bills, hides when the relatives come over to visit...and this is appropriate.
www.consciousevolution.com /metamorphosis/0209/eros0209.htm   (3093 words)

In Greek mythology Eros was the God of Love from whom the Romans derived their Cupid.
So, at one time, Prairie Township had five schools; one was at Eros, another was east of Eros known as Jefferson Hall, one was to the north known as Enon, one on King's Branch was called Blackie, and on the road to Boone County was an old log school house named Pine Hollow.
Hershel Lowery of Eros is a daughter of the Campbells.
www.ozarkhistory.com /Eros.htm   (3849 words)

In Hesiod's Theogony, the most famous Greek creation myth, Eros sprang forth from the primordial Chaos together with Gaia, Erebus, and Tartarus, the underworld; according to Aristophanes' play The Birds, he burgeons forth from an egg laid by Night conceived with Darkness.
Only do you come to my aid divine spirit, protector of friendship, hierophant of its mysteries, Eros, not the mischievous child drawn by the hands of painters, but Him whom the first principle of the seed made perfect from birth: it is you, in fact, who formed the universe, until then shapeless, dark and confused.
Pulling the world as if out of a grave you pushed back Chaos which enveloped it and flung him into the deepest abyss of Tartarus, there where truly there are "gates of iron and sills of bronze," so that he may never return from the prison in which he has been chained.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Eros.html   (844 words)

 Eros, Greece, Greek mythology
This is the best known image of him, and it is often believed that it was Eros that stood model for the christian cherubs.
Aphrodite was his mother and the difference between the two is traditionally that Eros symbolized the crazed, many times blind love, and Aphrodite more of a deep love but also sexual lust.
One of the most famous stories of Eros is the one about the young princess Psyche, but it is a late story told by Apuleius in the second century AD, often called the last great myth of antiquity.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/eros.htm   (221 words)

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In Roman mythology, Faunus was a fertility and woodland god.
In the Theogony of Hesiod (c.750 BC), Eros impregnated Gaea (mother earth), and their offspring were Uranus (heaven), the sea, and mountains.
Among some early Greek philosophers, Eros was love, the force responsible for all creation--if present--and for all destruction--if absent.
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 Eros * The Immortals * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Eros * The Immortals * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
He is the most handsome of the immortals and can break the will of the wisest god or the strongest mortal when scratched by one of his arrows.
Eros is most often confused with the Roman god, Cupid.
www.messagenet.com /myths/bios/eros.html   (336 words)

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