Roman name: Cupid
Ancient Greek Gods for Kids
Eros was the son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.
When Eros shot his little arrows into an unwary victim, that victim fell in love with the very next person they saw!
You would not think the gods would need help falling in love, as they seemed to do that all the time. But his little arrows worked on mortals as well as deities, which, according to myth, caused the ancient Greeks all kinds of trouble!
His arrows, however, did not work on himself. He had tried many times to fall in love, but he could not. Eros was so unhappy. Until one day ..... read the charming myth of Eros & Psyche to discover how Eros finally found happiness.