Ancient Greek Gods for Kids: The Story of Eros Illustration

Ancient Greek Gods for Kids
The Story of Eros

 
 

Eros and his Magic Arrows
Roman name: Cupid

Eros was the little son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Like his mother, Eros helped others to fall in love. Aphrodite had many ways to do this. Eros had only one. When Eros shot his little arrows into an unwary victim, that victim fell in love with the very next person they saw! His magical arrows worked on gods as well as mortals. You can imagine how much trouble that caused! 

His arrows, however, did not work on himself. As he grew up, he had hoped he would fall in love and live happily ever after as did many of his victims. He tried many times to fall in love, but he could not. His mother could have helped him. She was very good at making people fall in love. But no one was good enough for her son, not in Aphrodite's opinion anyway.

Eros was very lonesome until one day things changed. Read the charming myth of Eros & Psyche to discover how Eros finally found happiness.

The Charming Myth of Eros & Psyche