Anteros – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Much to the chagrin of my classicist friends – and I have quite a few – I never delved into the world of Greek or Roman mythology. After reading about Anteros, however, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t pick up a copy of the infamous Edith Hamilton text. I love the allegories and a-saint/deity-for-everything aspects of myths and religions.

Anteros was the son of Ares and Aphrodite in Greek mythology, given to his brother Eros, who was lonely, as a playmate. He is the personification of unrequited love and punisher of those who scorn love, and is depicted as similar to Eros in every way, but with long hair and butterfly wings.

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