The other three are storgephiliaand agape. Eros refers to "passionate love" or romantic love; storge to familial love; philia to friendship as a kind of love; and agape refers to "selfless love", or " charity " as it is translated in the Christian scriptures from the Latin caritasdearness. The term erotic is derived from eros.
Erosin Greek religiongod of love. In the Theogony of Hesiod fl. Eros was a god not simply of passion but also of fertility.
He initially described a class of drives known as the life instincts and believed that these drives were responsible for much of our behavior. Eventually, he came to believe that life instincts alone could not explain all human behavior. Sometimes referred to as sexual instincts, the life instincts are those which deal with basic survival, pleasure, and reproduction.
Eros is most often represented in Greek art as a carefree and beautiful youth, crowned with flowers, especially of roses which were closely associated with the god. Here he perhaps represented a universal love. In other traditions, such as the Orphic cosmogonies, Eros is born a hermaphrodite from an egg which was put by the Titan Chronos who represents Time into the womb of Chaos.
One of the most popular Gods of all time, ancient legends tell how Eros was born of Chaos and helped Uranus Heaven and Gaia Earth get it together. Their offspring helped to populate the universe and fill the pages of mythology encyclopedias. An irresistibly handsome youth, his bittersweet role is to stir the passions and create desire, no matter how many hearts get broken in the process.
Visited by the NEAR Shoemaker space probe init became the first asteroid ever studied from orbit. During the opposition of —, a worldwide program was launched to make parallax measurements of Eros to determine the solar parallax or distance to the Sunwith the results published in by Arthur Hinks of Cambridge. Eros was the first asteroid detected by the Arecibo Observatory 's radar system.
Eros was the Greek god of Love, in some stories he first appears as a primordial god, born from Chaos and in others he is the son of Aphrodite. In the primordial myths, according to Hesiod, Eros was born from Chaos after Gaia and Tartarus and was involved at the beginning of the creation of the cosmos, and he blessed the union of Gaia and Uranusafter which the universe was born. Homer makes no mention of Eros in his epics; however, Parmenides, a pre-Socratic philosopher, had Eros the first of all the gods to come into existence.
By deTraci Regula. Eros Greek God of Love, is not as well-known as many Greek gods and goddesses. Here is a quick introduction to the son of Aphrodite, Eros.
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