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The Greek God Eros


Greek God Eros and Cupid are both the same deity.

The Romans borrowed Eros from the Greeks and named him Cupid (Latin cupido meaning desire).

Eros has been depicted in art in many ways.

The Romans regarded him as a symbol of life after death and decorated sarcophagi with his image.

The Greeks regarded Eros as most beautiful and hansom, the most loved and the most loving. They placed statues of him in gymnasiums (as most athletes were thought to be beautiful).

He was depicted on every form of utensil, from drinking vessels to oil flasks, usually showing him ready to fire an arrow into the heart of an unsuspecting victim.

orthodox church in Santorini

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