Anterus was the god of requited love and one of the Erotes, the winged gods of love.

Residence: Mount Olympus
Symbols: Bow, Arrows, Lyre, Candles, Hearts, Wings and Kisses
Parents: Ares and Aphrodite
Siblings: ErosHarmoniaPhobusDeimus, Adrestia and Himerus

Anterus by Alfred Gilbert, 1893; from the Shaftesbury Memorial in Piccadilly Circus. (c) Michael Reeve

Anterus was often depicted opposite Eros on Aphrodite‘s scales of love.

Echo and Narcissus accompanied by Anteros. Roman mosaic from Daphne near Antioch. HatayArchaeology Musuem. (c)

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