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True Love was born in Greece. Eros. 
No wonder why 

 
 
 

#St.Valentine is in Greece. In #Lesvos  

Love crosses all borders

 

Couples in Love celebrate in Lesvos this year. Invited!

Learn why , on our Valentine Lesvos Page

 

Touch St Valentine's relics.... and get married! #FallinLove in #Lesvos , learn Why ,...

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Falling in Love 
For gods and humans


Plato said that today;s meaning of falling madlky in Love, 'Eros' is the longing of the soul for its eternal ancient other half. 

According to the Ancient Greek myth Eros himself fell in Love with the extremely beautiful but mortal Psyche (the name of Soul) and his love was so desperate that he made her immortal and brought her to the gods' world of eternity .. 

From the Ancient Greek world's comprehension of today's FALLING IN LOVE ,eros  is the passionate desire of being with each other eternally  ...

 
 

Aphrodite, Pan and Eros in a playful game of love. Photograph: Why Athens | Odysseys National Archaeological Museum


Eros or love was frequently glorified by gods, poets and artists from antiquity to the present day. 

This group sculpture of Aphrodite, Pan and Eros depicts a naked Aphrodite possibly in a bath, threatening Pan with her sandal. The winged Eros appears as the mediator of this love game which has elements of attraction, grace and beauty.


Love is in the air, in Greece !

 
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just look around

You can find love in every corner in Greece
Love is everywhere, Love in the air  Beyond time, age or place. 

You can catch romantic moments of couples in love just next to you, everywhere in Greece.In the streets, at the beach, in the park, in cities or villages, by young ages or older ages And older.... 
Enjoy the vibe  and 
Fall in love in Greece

By Konstantina Zirdeli , this is a personal photo collection of true moments of couples in Love in Greece.
  " Despite the sadness that surrounds us and the economic crisis, true love does exist. Everyday captures that remind me what are the most important things in life. Love, companionship, communication, and sharing. feelings and moments, and always seeing the best in others. "

Eros the god 


" loosens the limbs and weakens the mind"


Eros was the Greek god of love, or more precisely, passionate and physical desire. Without warning he selects his targets and forcefully strikes at their hearts, bringing confusion and irrepressible feelings or in the words of Hesiod he ‘’ loosens the limbs and weakens the mind ". Eros himself is a carefree and beautiful youth, crowned with flowers, especially of roses which were closely associated with the god


Eros: Eros, THE PASSIONATE LOVE was named after the Greek god of fertility, 

and represented the idea of sexual passion and desire.


But the Greeks didn’t always think of it as something positive, as we tend to today.

In fact, eros was viewed as a dangerous, fiery and irrational form of love that could take hold of you and possess you — an attitude shared by many later spiritual thinkers, such as the Christian writer C.S. Lewis.


Representing today's "maddly"in Love

Eros involved a loss of control that frightened the Greeks. Ironically, Losing control is precisely what many people seek in relationships.



From Eros to Valentine


Cupid with his white wings, golden arrows and playful mood is a typical symbol of St. Valentine’s day, which straightly derives from the Roman god of desire and affection Cupid and his ancient Greek counterpart Eros.


For generations, Cupid has been a symbol of Valentine's Day. But that chubby, winged toddler brandishing a bow and arrow started out as someone much different. 
He is the transformed to the Roman Cupid version of the original Ancient Greek god of Love . The Greek god Eros

The tradition of sending Valentine cards first became popular in the 1700s. Commercially produced cards hit the market in the early 1800s. Due to his long-held connection with love, Cupid quickly became one of the most popular design motifs. 


the timing on calendars

Although there is no evidence linking Saint Valentine’s Day to the rites of the ancient Roman or ancient Greek cults,  popular modern sources claim links to the Roman Lupercalia celebration observed around February 13–15, a rite connected to fertility.

 Lupercalia was a festival local to the city of Rome. The more general Festival of Juno Februa, meaning Juno the purifier or the chaste Juno, was celebrated on February 13–14

Pope Gelasius I (492–496) abolished Lupercalia. Juno is the ancient Roman name for goddess Hera, the spouse of ancient Greek father of the gods Zeus.

In the ancient Athenian calendar the period between mid-January and mid-February was the month of Gamelion, dedicated to the sacred marriage of the couple.




A statue of Eros is perched above central London's Piccadilly Circus. The contemporary Cupid retained a bit of his mischievous nature, occasionally shooting arrows while blindfolded.
The message: that love is blind and it's something mere humans can't control. source



Eros original



Here is God Eros , by one of his oldest, original versionsj depicted here on a plate created around 330 B.C. Red-Figure Plate with Eros, attributed to the Ascoli Satriano Painter
 

Eros a man with 
arrows, Greece ealier

Eros carried two types of arrows. The golden ones sparked romantic passion in those hit. The lead ones filled targets with aversion
Eros wasn't driven to facilitate ideal romantic relationships. He might use arrows to spur illicit affairs. In one myth, he shoots Apollo with a golden arrow, prompting him to fall in love with the nymph Daphne. Eros then hits Daphne with a leaden arrow, leaving her repulsed by Apollo. . Cupid Blindfolded / Piero Della Francesca

Eros transformed to Cupid, Rome later


The Romans repurposed ancient Greek mythology, transforming Eros into Cupid. 

The Latin term "cupido" means "desire." And Cupid was the embodiment of desire, attraction and love Renaissance painters depicted Cupid as a type of baby angel, representing a more innocent type of love. It's the art of this era that solidified 
Cupid's image as a sweet and chubby cherub, leaving his debaucherous side behind. Venus and Cupid / Giuseppe Cesari .



 

Eros as a boy
Greece later

Eros originally appeared as a handsome, heroic young man. But as early as the Hellenistic period, beginning in 323 B.C., he was increasingly depicted as a young child. Seated Cupid / Etienne-Maurice Falconet

Eros , the blind , the fatal


An Eros playing ephisdremos (piggy-back) with a woman, drives her in love towards her suitor. The man is accompanied by a seated Aphrodite, holding a dove in her hand. 

Museum Collection: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, New York City, USA
Painter: Workshop of the Ilioupersis Painter
Date: ca 375 - 350 BC Period: Late Classical



The ancient Greeks were too

 sophisticated in the way they talked about love, recognizing four different varieties.


They  found diverse kinds of love in relationships with a wide range of people—friends, family, spouses, strangers, and even themselves.


 The message from the Greeks is to nurture the varieties of love and tap into its many sources and indulge by all senses. By and Body and Soul... 

The Greek language distinguishes at least four different ways as to how the word love is used. Ancient Greek has four distinct words for love: agápe, éros, philía, and storgē. However, as with other languages, it has been historically difficult to separate the meanings of these words when used outside of their respective contexts. Nonetheless, the senses in which these words were generally used are as follows:


Erotic Love

  • Éros (ἔρως érōs) means "love, mostly of the sexual passion."  The Modern Greek word "erotas" means "intimate love." Plato refined his own definition: Although eros is initially felt for a person, with contemplation it becomes an appreciation of the beauty within that person, or even becomes appreciation of beauty itself.
 

Non erotic Love

  • Agápe (ἀγάπη agápē  means "love: esp. brotherly love, charity; the love of God for man and of man for God. Agape is used in ancient texts to denote feelings for one's children and the feelings for a spouse, 
  • Storge (στοργή storgē) means "love, affection" and "especially of parents and children" It's the common or natural empathy, like that felt by parents for offspring. 
  • Philia (φιλία philía) means "affectionate regard, friendship," a dispassionate virtuous love, by Aristotleexpressed variously as loyalty to friends, family, and community, and requires virtue, equality, and familiarity.


Sexy Love

Sexy Greeks longwise

People who worked as doctors in Ancient Greece suggested sex as a way to combat diseases such as: depression, dyspepsia, icterus, lower back pain, weak vision and more... Since then till now, learn the sexy secrets of this land . Start from food become a hot Greek god...Go to our Special Page for more



Platonic Love

 
Plato does not talk of physical attraction as a necessary part of love, 
hence the use of the word platonic to mean, "without physical attraction."
 
In the Symposium, the most famous ancient work on the subject, 
Plato has Socrates argue that eros helps the soul recall knowledge of beauty, 
and contributes to an understanding of spiritual truth, 

the ideal "Form" of youthful beauty that leads us humans to feel erotic desire – 

thus suggesting that even that sensually based love aspires to the non-corporeal, spiritual plane of existence; 
that is, finding its truth, just like finding any truth, leads to transcendence.


Lovers and philosophers are all inspired to seek truth through the means of eros.