May 23, · Eros, known as Cupid by the Romans, was the Greek god of love. Armed with a quiver full of magic arrows, he shot at unsuspecting men, women, and even gods to strike them with romance. The imagery of Valentine’s Day makes us think of this character as an innocent child, but the Greeks had a much different view of their god. Eros was born to Ares and Aphrodite. Jealous that they were worshipping a mortal girl instead of her, his mother ordered him, the god of love, to make Psyche fall in love with a hideous creature. However, he fell in love with Psyche instead.
Sep 30, · The Romans adopted much of their mythology from Greece, often changing little more than the names of the gods and goddesses. The Greek god of love Eros was recast as the Roman Cupid. But, while many gods were recognizable between the cultures, the Greek view of Eros had already undergone many changes over the course of the religion’s history. Aether and Hemera. Eros (Ἔρως), in Greek mythology, was the Primordial God of Love, sexual desires, attractions, beauty, procreation, fertility and archery. His Roman counterpart was Cupid ("desire"), also known as Amor ("love").
Eros Eros – known as Cupid to the Romans – was the Greek god of sexual attraction, a constant companion of Aphrodite. In the Theogony of Hesiod (fl. bce), Eros was a primeval god, son of Chaos, the original primeval emptiness of the universe, but later tradition made him the son of Aphrodite, goddess of sexual love and beauty, by either Zeus (the king of the gods), Ares (god of war and of battle), or Hermes (divine messenger of the gods).