Eros as a Primordial Cosmic Force. The first of these is Hesiod’s Eros, a primordial being, “the most beautiful of the immortal gods,” one of the very first few deities that sprung into existence. In this story, Eros was the son of Chaos, and the brother of Gaea, Tartarus, Erebus, and Nyx.Author: Greekmythology.Com.
Eros, in Greek religion, god of love. In the Theogony of Hesiod (fl. 700 bce), Eros was a primeval god, son of Chaos, the original primeval emptiness of the universe, but later tradition made him the son of Aphrodite, goddess of sexual love and beauty, by either Zeus (the king of the gods), Ares.
In Greek mythology, Eros was rarely a central figure, although he was blamed by some as being the cause of Zeus’ numerous extra-marital liaisons, and likewise he is sometimes blamed for causing Ares to fall in love with Aphrodite, and Aphrodite with Adonis. The most famous tale of Eros is a later tale, and tells of Eros’ own love for Psyche.
Eros is known as Cupid in Roman mythology, and this is where he commonly takes the form of the childlike and chubby baby that is common in modern-day depictions; Eros wields incredible power, made clear by Hesiod, describing how no one, deity or mortal could resist his spells of enchantment making him a potent irresistible god.