Dec 02, · The first word, Eros, comes from the mythological Greek god, Eros who was the god of love, sexual desire, and physical love. The Romans called him Cupid and he was thought to be the son of Aphrodite. By New Testament times, this word had become so debased by the culture that it is not used even once in the entire New Testament. 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).
Indeed, Origen does not use the term Eros very much. The chapter examines the occasions on which God is said to show philanthropia, since these reveal that there are certain consistent features that characterize God's love in Origen. Jun 24, · The most accepted lineage of Eros comes from Aphrodite (Goddess of beauty, lustful love and pleasure) and Ares (God of war and bloodshed). It has also been mentioned that Eros had three more brothers from the same parents.
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 Eros – known as Cupid to the Romans – was the Greek god of sexual attraction, a constant companion of Aphrodite.
Nov 24, · 1,Year-Old Ancient Gold and Onyx Ring Depicts Cupid, God of Love An exquisite onyx and gold ring from about the s AD depicting the god of love Cupid, found by a metal detectorist, will go on display in an English museum. Eros or Cupid was regarded by some.