Greek - The god of love. Brother of Anteros. There are different accounts of his parentage. In some stories he is the son of Ares by Aphrodite, Cronus by Aphrodite, Hephaestus by Aphrodite, Hermes by Artemis, Uranus by Gaea, Zephyrus by Ino or Iris, or Zeus by Aphrodite. An earlier version makes him the son of Aether and Hemera who helped him create the world from chaos. In a variation, Erebus and Nyx produced a cosmic egg from which Eros was hatched. In one story, he caused Dido to fall in love with Aeneas by taking the form of Ascanius and shooting Dido with one of his arrows. He is depicted as a winged youth with a bow, sometimes blindfolded, shooting gold-tipped arrows into the hearts of those he wishes to become lovers. He sometimes used lead-tipped arrows to cause lovers to spurn those who loved them. In later years, this deity became pluralised as the Erotes. At times, called Eros, Erotes, Erotes, Roman Amoretti, sacred birds, sacred birds, birds, Ainu Ahura Mazda, Amaterasu, Apollo, Athena, Helius, Hermes, Mercury, Mithra, Nyx, Tammuz, Zas Arawn, Artemis, China, Fukurokuju, Kwannon, Lares, Mannanan, Perseus, Shou Shen, Thoth Apollo, Asclepius, Angerbode Brac, Cronus, Odin, Saturn, Yama Juno Aphrodite, Astarte Ararjatis, Ataragatis, Hachiman, Venus Dusara, Jupiter Egypt Apollo, Baba, Brahma, Dionysus, Egypt, Epona, Hera, Horus, Iris, Juno, Kaltesh, Mars, Ops, Osiris, Seb, Thoth, Vishnu Isis Apollo, Here, Tethys Zoastrianism Asclepius, Inara Ketu, Minerva Brahma, Lakshmi, Sarasvati Apollo, Melkarth Asclepius, Noah, Odin Saturn Aphrodite, Venus Hera, Sweden Aphrodite, Isis Aphrodite, Venus Aztecs, Maya Apollo, Ares Heracles, Isis, Izanagi, Izanami Ares Triptolemus Amaterasu, 'desire', 'desire', Cupid, Kama, Pothos, Pothos, Eleutherios, Eleutherios, Zeus, 'liberator', Protogonos, Protogonos, Iao, plur Erotes, plur Erotes, Hindu Kama, Hindu Kama, Madhukara, Roman Amor, Roman Amor, Cupid(o), Cupid(o), Iao, Iao, Erikapaios, Metis, Phanes, 'light' or Metis.

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