His Roman counterpart was Cupid "desire". In some traditions, he is described as one of the primordial gods. Beekes has suggested a Pre-Greek origin. Eros appears in ancient Greek sources under several different guises. In the earliest sources the cosmogonies , the earliest philosophers, and texts referring to the mystery religions , he is one of the primordial gods involved in the coming into being of the cosmos.
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 Uranus , after 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. Eros was responsible for spurring procreation at the beginning of the cosmos. Hesiod described the two love gods, Eros and Himeros Desire , accompanying Aphrodite from her conception from the sea-foam created by the castration of Uranus.
Eros , in Greek religion , god of love. In the Theogony of Hesiod fl. Eros was a god not simply of passion but also of fertility.
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