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Definition of Eros


  1. Love; the god of love; -- by earlier writers represented as one of the first and creative gods, by later writers as the son of Aphrodite, equivalent to the Latin god Cupid.

Eros Quotations

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
C. S. Lewis

Very different from eros is philia, a serene love much more akin to friendship, with its reciprocal kindnesses. You love each other for the happy experiences and pleasures you share.
Francois Lelord

For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide.
Thomas Mann

What are the sources of poetry? Love and death and the paradox of love and death. All poetry from the beginning is about Eros and Thanatos. Those are the only subjects. And how Eros and Thanatos interweave.
Erica Jong

There is always tension in women's gymnastics between athleticism, grace, performance, and eros.
Meghan O'Rourke
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Eros Translations

eros in Afrikaans is Kupido, Cupido
eros in Dutch is Cupido, Amor
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