By deTraci Regula. Eros Greek God of Love, is not as well-known as many Greek gods and goddesses. Here is a quick introduction to the son of Aphrodite, Eros.
Love is a special and complicated emotion which is quite difficult to understand. Although most people believe that love revolves around the heart, it actually occurs in the brain. To describe these styles, the Ancient Greeks came up with four terms Eros, storge, agape and philia to symbolize their four types of love.
The ancient Greeks had seven words for love that corresponded to different types of love, ranging from physical love eros to purely spiritual love agape. Eros was the Greek God of love and sexual desire. He was shooting golden arrows into the hearts of both mortals and immortals without warning.
The other three are storgephiliaand agape. Eros refers to "passionate love" or romantic love; storge to familial love; philia to friendship as a kind of love; and agape refers to "selfless love", or " charity " as it is translated in the Christian scriptures from the Latin caritasdearness. The term erotic is derived from eros.
This article examines the nature of love and some of the ethical and political ramifications. Yet it is undeniable that love plays an enormous and unavoidable role in our several cultures; we find it discussed in song, film, and novels—humorously or seriously; it is a constant theme of maturing life and a vibrant theme for youth. Philosophically, the nature of love has, since the time of the Ancient Greeks, been a mainstay in philosophy, producing theories that range from the materialistic conception of love as purely a physical phenomenon—an animalistic or genetic urge that dictates our behavior—to theories of love as an intensely spiritual affair that in its highest permits us to touch divinity.
The Bible says that God is love and humans crave it from the moment of existence, but love describes an emotion with vastly differing degrees of intensity. Four unique forms of love are found in the Bible. We'll explore these different types of love characterized by romantic love, family love, brotherly love, and God's divine love.
Classical scholar Christopher Faraone writes about love among the ancient Greeks. He looks at evidence from erotic charms, spells. In this article, we use Farone's information to explain the common uses of love magic between ancient Greek men and women.
Verified by Psychology Today. Hide and Seek. Everyone seems to be hankering after romantic love, but few of us realize that far from being timeless and universal, romantic love is in fact a modern construct, one that emerged in tandem with the novel.
There are many paths in life. But the longest of them all is the path to the heart. While we only have one word for it, the ancient Greeks in their pursuit of wisdom and self-understanding, found seven different varieties of love that we all experience at some point.