30 Days of Devotion: 7 ~ Names and epithets

Abros (ΑΒΡΟΣ) – tender
Algesidōros (ΑΛΓΕΣΙΔΩΡΟΣ) – pain inducer
Anikatos (ΑΝΙΚΑΤΟΣ) – irresistible
Bromios – (βρωμιωσ) “Thunderer”[2]
Diphuēs (ΔΙΦΥΗΣ) – dual in nature or form
Eleutherios (ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ) – the liberator
Kallistos (ΚΑΛΛΙΣΤΟΣ) – the fairest
Lusimelēs (ΛΥΣΙΜΕΛΗΣ) – limb-loosener
Phanes (Φανης) – Bring to Light
Protogenōs (ΠΡΟΤΟΓΕΝΩΣ) – First Born
Puridromos/Pyridromos (ΠΥΡΙΔΡΟΜΟΣ) – who runs on a path of fire
Skhetlios (ΣΧΕΤΛΙΟΣ) – cruel, merciless
Takeros (ΤΑΚΈΡΟΣ) – melting, languishing

Sappho also gave Him the epithets of “bittersweet”, “from heaven”, and “a crawling beast”.

His name in the Boeotian tongue, an Aeolic dialect, was Arpus. Some have also connected His name to the word Harpaleos, from the Homeric tongue of Aeolic, meaning “attractive,” and also “devouring”.

  1. A basic introduction of Eros
  2. How did I become first aware of Eros?
  3. Symbols and icons of Eros
  4. A favorite myth or myths of Eros
  5. Members of the family – genealogical connections
  6. Other related deities and entities associated with Eros
  7. Names and epithets
  8. Variations on this deity (aspects, regional forms, etc.)
  9. Common mistakes about this deity
  10. Offerings – historical and UPG
  11. Festivals, days, and times sacred to this deity
  12. Places associated with this deity and their worship
  13. What modern cultural issues are closest to this deity’s heart?
  14. Has worship of this deity changed in modern times?
  15. Any mundane practices that are associated with this deity?
  16. How do you think this deity represents the values of their pantheon and cultural origins?
  17. How does this deity relate to other gods and other pantheons?
  18. How does this deity stand in terms of gender and sexuality? (historical and/or UPG)
  19. What quality or qualities of this god do you most admire? What quality or qualities of them do you find the most troubling?
  20. Art that reminds you of this deity
  21. Music that makes you think of this deity
  22. A quote, a poem, or piece of writing that you think this deity resonates strongly with
  23. Your own composition – a piece of writing about or for this deity
  24. A time when this deity has helped you
  25. A time when this deity has refused to help
  26. How has your relationship with this deity changed over time?
  27. Worst misconception about this deity that you have encountered
  28. Something you wish you knew about this deity but don’t currently
  29. Any interesting or unusual UPG to share?
  30. Any suggestions for others just starting to learn about this deity?

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