"I became a servant of Eros."


Statue of Eros, Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Public DomainStatue of Eros, Louvre Museum, Paris, France - Credit: Jastrow


In Greek mythology, Eros is the god of love and sexual desire. He is associated with the Roman god, Cupid.



One of the most famous stories in mythology centres around the relationship between Eros and Psyche

According to the myth, the young and beautiful Psyche aroused the anger and jealousy of Eros' mother, Aphrodite. Acting under his mother's instructions, Eros went to Psyche with the intention of making her fall in love with the ugliest creature on earth. Inevitably, Eros fell in love with her himself and secretly married her, although, not wanting to invite the wrath of Aphrodite, he never allowed her to see his face.

Events eventually conspired against them and they were forced apart. Although they seemed destined to live the rest of their existence in misery, Zeus intervened and allowed their eventual reconciliation.