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Who was Eros?

Eros was the little son of the goddess of love, Aphrodite. Like his mother, Eros helped others to fall in love. Aphrodite had many ways to do this. Eros had only one. To make someone fall in love, he shot them with one of his magical arrows. They did not die. Instead, they fell in the love with the very next person they saw. His magical arrows worked on gods as well as mortals. You can imagine how much trouble this might cause! As he grew older, he became more and more lonely. His arrows only worked on others, not himself. He had many friends, but try as he might, he could not fall in love, until, well - read the charming myth of Eros and Psyche to find out how Eros found happiness!

The Charming Myth of Eros & Psyche