Eros was the mischievous god of love, a minion and constant companion of the goddess Aphrodite.
Residence: Mount Olympus
Symbols: Bow, Arrows, Lyre, Candles, Hearts, Wings and Kisses
Parents: Ares and Aphrodite
Siblings: Harmonia, Phobus, Deimus, Adrestia and Anterus
Roman equivalent: Cupid
Eros and Psyche
The story tells of the struggle for love and trust between Eros and Psyche. Aphrodite was jealous of the beauty of mortal princess Psyche, as men were leaving her altars barren to worship a mere human woman instead, and so she commanded her son Eros, the god of love, to cause Psyche to fall in love with the ugliest creature on earth. But instead, Eros fell in love with Psyche himself and spirited her away to his home. Their fragile peace is ruined by a visit from Psyche‘s jealous sisters, who cause Psyche to betray the trust of her husband. Wounded, Eros left his wife, and Psyche wandered the Earth, looking for her lost love. Eventually she approached Aphrodite and asked for her help. Aphrodite imposed a series of difficult tasks on Psyche, which she is able to achieve by means of supernatural assistance.