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Eros (Greek deity)

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    • Eρως (Greek deity)
    • Phanes (Greek deity)
    • Erot (Greek deity)
    • Эрот (Greek deity)
    • Ерос (Greek deity)
    • Eroso (Greek deity)
    • Earós (Greek deity)
    • 에로스 (Greek deity)
    • Erosŭ (Greek deity)
    • ארוס (Greek deity)
    • Эрос (Greek deity)
    • Erots (Greek deity)
    • Erotas (Greek deity)
    • Erósz (Greek deity)
    • エロース (Greek deity)
    • Erosi (Greek deity)
    • 厄洛斯 (Greek deity)
    • Eluosi (Greek deity)
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        Greek deity
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        Gods, Greek
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    • found: Yōroppa shōchōha kaiga, 1983:title on packaging (Melancholy & Eros in the symbolist painters of "fin de siècle" Europe)
    • found: Wikipedia, February 28, 2017(In Greek mythology, Eros (Greek: Eρως = Erōs) was the Greek god of love. His Roman counterpart was Cupid (desire). Eros appears in ancient Greek sources under several different guises. In the earliest sources (the cosmogonies, the earliest philosophers, and texts referring to the mystery religions), he is one of the primordial gods involved in the coming into being of the cosmos. But in later sources, Eros is represented as the son of Aphrodite, whose mischievous interventions in the affairs of gods and mortals cause bonds of love to form, often illicitly. Ultimately, in the later satirical poets, he is represented as a blindfolded child, the precursor to the chubby Renaissance Cupid, whereas in early Greek poetry and art, Eros was depicted as an adult male who embodies sexual power, and a profound artist. In later myths, he was the son of the deities Aphrodite and Ares. Eros was associated with athleticism, with statues erected in gymnasia, and was often regarded as the protector of homosexual love between men. Eros was depicted as often carrying a lyre or bow and arrow. He was also depicted accompanied by dolphins, flutes, roosters, roses, and torches.) Azerbaijani (Erot [in roman]) Belarusian (Эрот = Ėrot) Bulgarian (Ерос = Eros) Esperanto (Eroso) Irish (Earós) Korean (에로스 = Erosŭ) Hebrew (ארוס = Eros) Kazakh (Эрос = Ėros) Latin (Eros) Latvian (Erots) Lithuanian (Erotas) Hungarian (Erósz) Japanese (エロース = Erōsu) Albanian (Erosi) Chinese (厄洛斯 = Eluosi)
    • found: Encyclopedia mythica website, February 28, 2017(Eros. 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). He was also worshiped as a fertility god, believed to be a contemporary of the primeval Chaos, which makes Eros one of the oldest gods. In the Dionysian Mysteries Eros is referred to as "protagonus", the first born. But there are many variations to whom the parents of Eros really where. According to Aristophanes (Birds) he was born from Erebus and Nyx (Night); in later mythology Eros is the offspring of Aphrodite and Ares. Yet in the Theogony, the epic poem written by Hesiod, it mentions a typified Eros as being an attendant of Aphrodite, but not her son. Another legend says that he was the son of Iris and Zephyrus) -
    • found: Theoi Greek mythology website, February 28, 2017(Eros. Parents: None (emerged at creation); God of: procreation; Symbols: egg; Other names: Phanes; Roman name: Amor) -
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    • 2017-03-02: new
    • 2017-05-15: revised
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