In the Dionysian Mysteries, Eros is the most ancient deity and referred to as protagonus ("the first-born") who emerged from the cosmic egg of Nyx, the goddess of night. With honeyed words he pressed his prayers and pleas. Current Bibliography of the History of Science and Its Cultural Influe... View or download all content the institution has subscribed to. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :

Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. ", Propertius, Elegies 2. ", For MORE information on these nymphs see OREIADES, LOCALE : Doros, Thessalia (Northern Greece), Nonnus, Dionysiaca 14. Is glory not a curse as well? : Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. Theoi Project © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Aaron J. Atsma, Netherlands & New Zealand. His mother is also named as Theoboule.

Straighway she [Athena] sought the filthy slimy shack were Invidia (Envy) dwelt [and summoned her to lay her curse upon the girl] . "Mercurius [Hermes] gave to Autolycus, whom he begot by Chione, the gift of being such a skilful thief that he could not be caught, making him able to change whatever he stole into some other form. She may be the same as Brimo mentioned above, in which case her name is probably a title for Hekate or Persephone. . Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Ovid, Metamorphoses 11.

Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 160 (trans. ", Cicero, De Natura Deorum 3. . Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Herodotus, Histories 2.

"All that dwelt in Olympos were bewitched by this one girl [Persephone], rivals in love for the marriageable maid, and offered their dowers for an unsmirched bridal. "Hermaphroditos, as he has been called, who was born of Hermes and Aphrodite and received a name which is a combination of those of both his parents. 67 ff (trans. "Kekrops married Agraulos, daughter of Aktaios, and had a son Erysikhthon .

Please check you selected the correct society from the list and entered the user name and password you use to log in to your society website. And in the house she bare Hermes a dear son [the god Pan] who from his birth was marvellouse to look upon, with goat's feet and two horns - a noisy, merry-laughing child. Access to society journal content varies across our titles. Goold) (Roman elegy C1st B.C.) The story of Psyche and Eros is found here. Greek Lyric IV) (C5th B.C.) My father's Juppiter [Zeus] himself. : Nonnus, Dionysiaca 14. [N.B. ", For MORE information on these nymphs see PENELOPEIA and SOSE, LOCALE : Argolis (Southern Greece) AND Boiotia (Central Greece), Corinna, Fragment 654 (trans. ", Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 201 : The happiness of lucky Herse smouldered in her heart like green thorns on a fire that never flame nor give good heat but wanly burn away. If you have an individual subscription to this content, or if you have purchased this content through Pay Per Article within the past 24 hours, you can gain access by logging in with your username and password here: This site uses cookies. She was married to Hephaistos (god of fire and metalworking) but was famously caught sleeping with Ares (god of war).

Lattimore) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) "The next battalion [of Akhilleus' Myrmidones] was led by warlike Eudoros, a maiden's child, born to one lovely in the dance, Polymele, daughter of Phylas; whom strong Hermes Argeiphontes loved, when he watched her with his eyes among the girls dancing in the choir for clamorous Artemis of the golden distaff. Acording to some, she was the mother by Hermes of the god Pan--others say a nymph of the same name bore the god. . . She looked at him with those hard eyes that spied not long ago fair-haired Minerva's [Athena's] mystery, and asked a golden fortune for her services, and pending payment forced him from the house. 181 ff (trans. APEMOSYNE A princess of Krete and later Rhodes (Greek Aegean) who was impregnated by Hermes. : Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. I have read and accept the terms and conditions, View permissions information for this article.

"Some say that Penelope [wife of Odysseus] was seduced by Antinous [one the suitors], and returned by Odysseus to her father Ikarios, and that when she reached Mantineia in Arkadia, she bore Pan, to Hermes." "The deep-breasted Mountain Nymphai [Oreades] who inhabit this great and holy mountain . ", For MORE information on these deities see APHRODITE and HERMAPHRODITOS, LOCALE : Lake Boibeis, Thessalia (Northern Greece) OR Eleusis, Attika (Southern Greece). [see Family], ERYTHEIA A Princess of Iberia (southern Spain) who bore Hermes a son Norax. : Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 224 (trans. In the end she sat herself outside her sister's door to bar Cyllenius' [Hermes'] access. summary: Hermes is tired of watching Apollo hurting himself falling in love with women who want nothing to do with him, so he asks Eros to find someone that will love Apollo for who he is totally and completely. APHRODITE The goddess of love was seduced by Hermes with the help of Zeus and a stolen sandal. So fleeing from us all, with death-bent speed he gained Parnassus' crest. .

Later Eros became associated with the love goddess Aphrodite, and he is often spoken of as Aphrodite's son Cupid, most notably in the myth of Cupid and Psyche. . 562 ff (trans. Demeter rejected all their gifts and hid her daughter away from the company of the gods. She was married to Hephaistos (god of fire and metalworking) but was famously caught sleeping with Ares (god of war). ", For MORE information on this goddess see PEITHO, Nonnus, Dionysiaca 5. Members of _ can log in with their society credentials below. The house possessed in a secluded wing three chambers, richly inlaid with ivory and tortoiseshell.

Penelope, wife of Odysseus, is confounded with Penelopeia, the Arkadian nymphe. By continuing to browse

Museo Nazionale Romano. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. [see Family], EUPOLEMIA A princess of Phthia (northern Greece) who was loved by Hermes. His speed seemed even then faster than man could run, and you'd believe his feet had wings. The only metamorphosis myth in this genre was the obscure tale of his love for the youth Krokos who was transformed into a crocus-flower. [see Family], OKYRRHOE A Naiad-nymph of Teuthrania (in Asia Minor) who bore Hermes a son named Kaikos. On encountering the sculpture from the other side, however, the viewer's assumption that the figure is female is shattered by the sight of its penis. If you have access to a journal via a society or association membership, please browse to your society journal, select an article to view, and follow the instructions in this box. Hermes accidentally killed his lover Krokos in a game of discus, and transformed his body into the scarlet crocus flower. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C7th to 4th B.C.) . Contents[show] Family Aphrodite - Mother Ares - Father of Eros* and Anteros Hermes - Father of Hermaphroditus *(Go to Aphrodite or Eros to see why.) . Hermes and Eros Hermes Raelynn Bowen Eros Eros was the Greek god of love, or more precisely, passionate and physical desire. Yes, when he saw her on the pyre, four times an impulse came to rush into the flames; four times forced back, he fled away in frenzy; like an ox, its bowed neck stung by hornets, so he charged where no way was.

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Jove [Zeus] pitied him, and when Venus [Aphrodite] was bathing in the river Achelous he sent and eagle to take her sandal to Amythaonia of the Egyptians and give it to Mercurius [Hermes]. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C7th to 4th B.C.) : Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : Propertius, Elegies 2. This is the first in a mini-series about everybody's favorite messenger god! 1 (trans.

6. to C1st A.D.) : [see Family], THRONIA A princess of Aigyptos (Egypt) who bore Hermes a son, named Arabos. . Click the button below for the full-text content, 24 hours online access to download content.

. Most of these, however, occur only in the ancient genealogies without an accompanying story.The most famous of his loves include the nymph Penelopeia--mother of Pan--, the maiden Herse of Athens and Khione (Chione) of Phokis. there where his sacred place is as god of Kyllene. 10 (trans. 552 ff (trans. 5 (trans. Eros was a primordial being, thought to have arisen out of Chaos, along with Tartarus the Underworld and Gaia the Earth.

long. Learn more about Eros from curator David Saunders on The Iris ». 708 ff : 39 (trans.

[see Family]. 21-23 (trans. Then that tongue was dumb, speech failed the words she tried to say: her blood and life ebbed away. [see Family], ALKIDAMEA (Alcidamea) A princess of Korinthos (southern Greece) who bore Hermes a son named Bounos. Cadmus [not Kadmos but Euandros, son of Hermes and Karmentis] in exile from Arcadia, took them to Italy, and his mother Carmenta changed them to Latin to the number of 15. POLYMELE A lady of Phthiotis (northern Greece) who bore Hermes a son, Eudoros. .

"Panes, the sons of Hermes, who divided his love between two Nymphai; for one he visited the bed of Sose; for one he visited the bed of Sose, the highland prophetess, and begat a son inspired with the divine voice of prophecy, [the Pan] Agreus, well versed in the beast-slaying sport of the hunt. : She was the daughter of Doros, himself sprung from Zeus and a root of the race of Hellen, and Doros was ancestor whence came the Akhaian blood of the Dorian tribe. For Herse's sake I'm here; favour a lover's hope!’ Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Ovid, Metamorphoses 2. Swerving, he left the sky and flew to earth, and there took in disguise--such trust in his good looks! "Brimo, who as legend tells, by the waters of Boebeis laid her virgin body at Mercurius' [Hermes'] side. A complete bibliography of the translations quoted on this page. Contact us if you experience any difficulty logging in. . She bore him a son named Kydon. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Homeric Hymn 19 to Pan (trans. Later on she spoke too haughtily against Diana [Artemis] in the hunt, and so was slain by her arrows. and three daughters, Agraulos, Herse, and Pandrosos .

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38. LOCALE : Aitolia (Central Greece) AND Amythaonia (Egypt) OR Mt Ida, Troia (Anatolia), Pseudo-Hyginus, Astronomica 2. Eros was the Greek god of love, or more precisely, passionate and physical desire.

", Ovid, Metamorphoses 2. The goddess, fierce in fury, cried ‘You'll like my actions better!’ and she bent her bow and shot her arrow, and the shaft transfixed that tongue that well deserved it [for her sacrilege]. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : 562 ff (trans. NYMPHE (UNNAMED) A nymph of Sicily (southern Italy) who bore Hermes a son named Daphnis. [see Family], KLYTIE (Clytie) A woman or nymph of Elis (southern Greece) who was the mother of Myrtilos by Hermes. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Ovid, Metamorphoses 4. Campbell, Vol. "Pan is held to be the youngest of the gods . [N.B. Yet though his trust was sound, he spared no pains; he smoothed his hair, arranged his robe to hang aright, to show the whole long golden hem, saw that his wand, the wand he wields to bring and banish sleep, shone with a polish, and his ankle-wings were lustrous and his sandals brushed and clean. She recalled it was Aglauros whose profaning hand laid bare that secret when the oath she swore was broken [for she looked into the box containing the baby Erikthonios that Athena had left in the three sister's care but forbidden them to open] and she [Aglauros] saw the infant boy [Erikhthonios], great Lemnicola's [Hephaistos'] child, the babe no mother bore; and now she would find favour with the god and with her sister too, and grow so rich with all that gold her greed had planned to gain. Happy valentine's day, people!