Eros and Anteros…

8 July, 2009 at 4:06 pm (Various)

There is a small mhyth about Eros which is very nice and shouldbe remembered. Everyone knows Eros, the greek deity of love, is a small child with wings that is always portraited with curly blond hairs and a bow with arrows.

One day, the mother of Eros, the goddess Afrodite, complained to the goddess Temi that Eros, her son, was always small and never growing up. Temi answered that Eros would have never grown till he had received the love of a brother.

Afrodite, the goddess of beauty, conjoined with Ares, the god of war, and generated Anteros, the brother of Eros, which looked alike the former but with butterfly wings and long hairs, carrying a golden club.

When the two brothers stay together they grow, but when they get too far from each other, both return young.

I think this myth is a very nice way to explain that love, for growing, must be answered.

When is not, it can’t grow to any extent.


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