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Eh, I don't really mind being mistaken for the little kid, he is as much of a grandson to me the same way his mother is my daughter. Love connects all things together, so it only makes sense if all of us love deities are connected. In fact, where do you think his mischievous nature from?
Eros

Eros is the Greek Primordial God of Love and Desire, known as the most beautiful of the immortal gods.

Overview

He is a primeval deity who embodies not only the force of erotic love but also the creative urge of ever-flowing nature, the firstborn Light for the coming into being and ordering of all things in the cosmos. He was the driving force behind the generation of new life in the cosmos.

Eros was the son of Khaos, the original emptiness of the Universe. Eros is the younger brother to Chronos, Tartarus and Gaia and the older brother to Nyx and Erebus. In Hesiod's version, Eros was the "fairest among the immortal gods ... who conquers the mind and sensible thoughts of all gods and men."

A universal cosmic force, he became Aphrodite’s companion soon after her birth, which he had previously overseen. Before he would become one with the concepts of existence and that which gives purpose to all things, Eros placed a piece of himself within the womb of Aphrodite in order to be reborn as a lesser but great god, who finds a place among the Olympian pantheon and become the god of love.

Appearance

Personality

Powers and Abilities

Eros, even as a love deity, is so powerful that even Zeus shows apprehension of him as the primordial exceeds Zeus in power and age.

History

Myths and Legends

Eros appears in many myths, though not by name. In every instance of love or romance, Eros is present, because he is love. Despite this, he has no actual role in myths, aside from his presence as love.

In Hesiod's Theogony, the most famous Greek creation myth, Eros sprang forth from the primordial chaos together with Gaia, the Earth, and Tartarus, the underworld; according to Aristophanes' play The Birds (c. 414 BC), he burgeons forth from an egg laid by Nyx (Night) conceived with Erebus (Darkness). In the Eleusinian Mysteries, he was worshiped as Protogonus, the first-born.

According to Hesiod's Theogony, one of the most ancient of all Greek sources, Eros was the fourth god to come into existence, coming after Chaos, Gaia, and Tartarus. Homer does not mention Eros. However, Parmenides (c. 400 BC), one of the pre-Socratic philosophers, makes Eros the first of all the gods to come into existence.

The Orphic and Eleusinian Mysteries featured Eros as a very original god, but not quite primordial, since he was the child of Night (Nyx). Aristophanes, influenced by Orphism, relates the birth of Eros.

Quotes

Father figure my perfect behind. How dare that old brat said that! The entire time I was with him, I was practically his mom! The sheer disrespect that bastard give me! Why, I should have dump him in a retire home the moment I can!
Aphrodite.
At the beginning there was only Chaos, Night (Nyx), Darkness (Erebus), and the Abyss (Tartarus). Earth, the Air and Heaven had no existence. Firstly, blackwinged Night laid a germless egg in the bosom of the infinite deeps of Darkness, and from this, after the revolution of long ages, sprang the graceful Love (Eros) with his glittering golden wings, swift as the whirlwinds of the tempest. He mated in the deep Abyss with dark Chaos, winged like himself, and thus hatched forth our race, which was the first to see the light.
Orphic and Eleusinian Mysteries.

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Trivia

  • He was also equivalent to Thesis (Creation) and Physis (Nature).
  • Eros has been connected to the primordial entity Phanes even sometimes being treated as the same deity.
  • He also has a weaker counterpart also known as Eros whom he and vice versa get mistaken identity which each other.
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