Erotes (mythology)  

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The Erotes are a group of winged gods and demi-gods from Classical mythology, associated with love and sex, and part of Aphrodite's retinue. The individual erotes are sometimes linked to particular aspects of love, such as unrequited love. The gods consist of Eros, Anteros, the god of requited love, Himeros, the god of unrequited love and Pothos.


Stories of the erotes' mischief or pranks were popular in Hellenistic culture. The figures were common motifs in classical art, often symbolizing various aspects of love. Other depictions include individual erotes as characters, particularly the offspring of Ares and Aphrodite: Eros, Anteros, Himeros, and Pothos.

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