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What is the greek name of god of love?

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07/28/2011

Eros, which means "intimate love". He was a primordial god, the son of Chaos, without whose presence, procreation would not be possible (before his appearance, gods just "happened" - afterward, gods began pairing to produce offspring).

In Roman myths, Venus (Aphrodite) and Mars (Ares) had an affair and produced a male child, which they named Cupid (which the Greeks called Eros - after the primordial god). According to the Greeks, the elder god happily gave over his charge to the younger, who also added to his duties inciting the act of falling into and out of love, which he prompted by means of golden or leaden arrows.