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Eros (Cupid)

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Eros (Cupid) is the god of passion, desire, and (sometimes) love. He's Captain Mojo. When you hear a god described like that, you might think that any story he pops up in will end happily. Two people will meet, fall in love, skip through fields of flowers, make babies, and all that good stuff. However, this is hardly ever what goes down when Eros comes a knockin'. Instead, the mischievous little guy causes trouble everywhere he goes – sometimes, for no better reason than his own personal amusement.

Basic Information

Name

Eros

Nickname

Cupid (my Roman name), Captain Love, Mr. Moro, Lover Boy, Passion Patrol, Cupido, Love Machine

Sex

All the time...JK! I'm a boy.

Current city

Mount Olympus

Work & Education

Occupation

I'm the god of passion, desire, and lust. Are you jealous? You should be. Also, I'm Aphrodite's right-hand man.

Beliefs

Political views

Make love not war. Actually, war is alright as long we make love while we do it.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Aphrodite (mom) and Ares (dad)…maybe. What can I say? I'm a man of mystery.

Siblings

The Erotes: Anteros, Himeros, Pothos. There are more, but I forget all their names. They're all just trying to copy off of me anyway.

Children

With Psyche: Voluptas, the goddess of pleasure, and we're oh so proud of her.
Some say that I fathered all of the birds with Khaos, the sky. I don't claim them though. Can you imagine the child support?

Friends

Aphrodite

Enemies

Everybody loves me (except for Apollo sometimes)

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Psyche (she's hawt)

Favorites

TV Shows

True Blood
The Young and the Restless
Passions
Sex and the City
Gossip Girl

Quotations

"Love sought is good, but given unsought is better."

William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

"(i do not know what it is about you that closes 

and opens; only something in me understands 

the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses) 

nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands" 
e. e. cummings, "somewhere i have never traveled"

"Gather ye rosebuds as ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
Tomorrow will be dying."
Robert Herrick, "To the Virgins, to make much of Time"

"Rah, rah, ah, ah, ah 
Roma, roma, ma 
Gaga, ooh, la, la
Want your bad romance" 
Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"

"Love would never leave us alone" 
– Bob Marley

Books

The National Enquirer
A Midsummer's Night's Dream by Shakespeare
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The poems of Pablo Neruda
Shakespeare's sonnets
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Music

Otis Redding, Try a Little Tenderness
D'Angelo, Feel Like Makin' Love
Marvin Gaye, Sexual Healing
Katy Perry, Hot n' Cold
Etta James, I'd Rather Go Blind
Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You
Amy Winehouse's version of Cupid

Movies

Crazy, Stupid, Love
Friends with Benefits
Easy A
Pretty Woman
Tangled
He's Just Not that Into You
Amelie

Activities & Interests

Likes

Valentine's Day
Hearts
Emma Stone
Perez Hilton
Pedicures
Gymnasiums

Groups

Love Gods
Movers and Shakers of Olympus
Matchmakers Anonymous