Eros is the god of love. He is often depicted as mischievous and is known to be Aphrodite’s constant companion. Eros is known to light the flame of love in both god and men. Eros is usually shown with a bow and arrow, or a flaming torch to accomplish this. While his origins remain unknown, some myths that he was self-born to spur procreation. However, Eros has also been depicted as Aphrodite’s child from when she emerged from the sea foam. In Roman mythology his name is Cupid.
Greek Mythology Symbols Greek mythology remains one of the most popular and epic mythologies in existence today. For centuries, Greek tales and tragedies have enchanted the world and this continues to be the case. Greek mythologies revolve around gods, heroes, and rituals that the ancient Greek followed and most of these were considered to be true. These myths explained many elements of the natural and physical world and phenomena that were in existence.
These myths also had some more somber tales and legends that were meant to serve as warnings of what could befall those who fall suit to more negative personality traits. These myths also served as a connection to religion in ancient Greece. These fables explained how gods originated, their lives, afterlife and other elements of living. And ultimately, the myths also served as a reminder of the past-ancestors, wars, and exploration. These myths have been immortalized in the literature and arts of many different regions, leading to its continuing popularity.
Roman Mythology is based on Greek Mythology for this reason we added a Roman name translation to a large number of gods and goddesses.