GREEK MYTHOLOGY MEME ® MINOR DEITIES & TITANS 2/30 ∟Taylor Kitsch as E R O S Eros, the god of desire and attraction. Some myths claim him as a primordial deity, while in other myths, he is the son of Aphrodite. As a primordial god, Eros had no parents, the fourth god to come into existence out of Chaos, or nothingness. As Aphrodite’s son, he is either the son of Ares or Hermes. Eros marries a human princess Psyche, and together have a daughter named Voluptas.
The legend of Eros and Psyche first appeared as a digressionary story told by an old woman in Lucius Apuleius’ novel, The Golden Ass, written in the 2nd century AD. Apuleius likely used an earlier tale as the basis for his story, modifying it to suit the thematic needs of his novel. It has since been interpreted as a Märchen, an allegory and a myth.