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 a god not simply of passion but also of fertility. His brother was Anteros, the god of mutual love, who was sometimes described as his opponent. The chief associates of Eros were Pothos and Himeros (Longing and Desire). Later writers assumed the existence of a number of Erotes (like the several versions of the Roman Amor).
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