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This list of titles of the God Ǽrohs (Eros; Gr. Ἔρως) includes all of the epithets found in Orphic Hymn 58 and more epithets, gathered from various sources. This list also serves as a glossary of terms associated with the God. The transliteration method used in this list is Reuchlinian and unique to this website where the emphasis is primarily on pronunciation, but to avoid confusion there are separate entries using the more familiar Erasmian spellings found in English and American universities.

Æphivolipsía - (epheboleipsia [not to be confused with ephebophilia]; Gr. ἐφηβοληψία, ΕΦΗΒΟΛΗΨΙΑ. Etym. ἔφηβος, "adolescent boy" + λῆψις, "attack of," as in a fever.) Æphivolipsía is the experience, by a mortal, of Ǽrohs (Eros or Attraction; Gr. Ἔρως) from a male deity. This is not the same as erotic love between humans. Cf. Nympholipsía.

Ærastís - (erastes; Gr. ἐραστής, ΕΡΑΣΤΗΣ) The ærastís is the lover in a romantic relationship. The ærastís is the lover of the æróhmænos (Gr. ἐρώμενος), the Beloved. Cf. Æróhmænos.

Æratóh - (Erato; Gr. Ἐρατώ, ΕΡΑΤΩ) Æratóh is one of the nine Mousai. 

Ærázmios - (erasmius; Gr. ἐράσμιος, ΕΡΑΣΜΙΟΣ. Adj.) Epithet of Ǽrohs: lovelybeloved. (Orphic hymn 58.1)

Æróhmænos - (eromenos; Gr. ἐρώμενος, ΕΡΩΜΕΝΟΣ. Etym. ἐράω, "love.") The æróhmænos is the beloved, he/she who is loved by the lover. The æróhmænos is the object of the devotion of the ærastís (erastes; Gr. ἐραστής). Cf. Ærastís.

Ærohmanǽoh - (eromaneo; Gr. ἐρωμανέω, ΕΡΩΜΑΝΕΩ) mad for love.

Ærohmanís - (eromanis; Gr. ἐρωμανής, ΕΡΩΜΑΝΗΣ) maddened by love.

Ǽrohs - (Eros; Gr. ἔρως, ΕΡΩΣ) attraction, love.

Ǽrohtæs - (Erotes; Gr. Ἔρωτες, ΕΡΩΤΕΣ) The Ǽrohtæs are emanations of the primal Ǽrohs (attraction) and are depicted in iconography as winged children or handsome youths. The names of the Ǽrohtæs are:

Ǽrohs (Attraction; Gr. Ἔρως)
Antǽrohs (Anteros = Requited Love; Gr. Ἀντέρως)
Ímæros (Himeros = Desire; Gr. Ἵμερος)
Póthos (Passion; Gr. Πόθος)

Ærohtárion - (erotarion; Gr. ἐρωτάριον, ΕΡΩΤΑΡΙΟΝ) a diminutive Cupid

Ærohtiáoh - (erotiao; Gr. ἐρωτιάω, ΕΡΩΤΙΑΩ. Verb.) to be lovesick.

Ærohtidéfs - (Erotideus; Gr. Ἐρωτιδεύς, ΕΡΩΤΙΔΕΥΣ. Plural is Ἐρωτιδεῖς.) a young Ǽrohs

Ærohtídia - (Erotidia; Gr. Ἐρωτίδια, ΕΡΩΤΙΔΙΑ) a festival of Ǽrohs.

Ærohtodidáskalos - (erotodidascalus; Gr. ἐρωτοδιδάσκαλος, ΕΡΩΤΟΔΙΔΑΣΚΑΛΟΣ) the instructor in the art of love.

Ærohtomanía - (erotomania; Gr. ρωτομανία, ΕΡΩΤΟΜΑΝΙΑ) frenzied love.

Agáthohma - (agathoma; Gr. ἀγάθωμα, ΑΓΑΘΩΜΑ) embodiment or manifestation of the Good. Frequently in Platonic literature, and quite naturally, the Beautiful is equated with the Good. See Kállos and Kalós.

Agnós - (hagnos; Gr. ἁγνός, ΑΓΝΟΣ) Epithet of Ǽrohs: holypure. (Orphic hymn 58.1)

Diphues - See Diphÿís.

Diphÿís - (diphues; Gr. διφυής, ΔΙΦΥΗΣ) Epithet of Ǽrohs: of two natures or forms. (Orphic hymn 58.4)

Efpálamos - (eupalamus; Gr. εὐπάλαμος, ΕΥΠΑΛΑΜΟΣ) Epithet of Ǽrohs: skillful. (Orphic hymn 58.4)

Epheboleipsia – See Æphivolipsía.

Erasmius - See Ærázmios.

Erastes - See Ærastís.

Erato - See Æratóh.

Eromaneo - See Ærohmanǽoh.

Eromanes - See Ærohmanís.

Eromenos - See Æróhmænos.

Eros - See Ǽrohs.

Erotarion - See Ærohtárion.

Erotes - See Ǽrohtæs.

Erotiao - See Ærohtiáoh.

Erotideus - See Ærohtidéfs.

Erotidia - See Ærohtídia.

Erotodidascalus - See Ærohtodidáskalos.

Erotomania - See Ærohtomanía.

Eudromos ormeï - See Évdromos ormíi.

Eupalamus - See Efpálamos.

Évdromos ormíi- (eudromos ormeï, Gr. εὔδρομος ὁρμῇ, ΕΥΔΡΟΜΟΣ ΟΡΜΗΙ) Epithet of Ǽrohs: he who strikes quickly. (Orphic hymn 58.2)

Hagnos - See Agnós.

Hedys - See Idýs.

Idýs - (hedys; Gr. ἡδύς, ΗΔΥΣ) Epithet of Ǽrohs: sweetpleasant. (Orphic hymn 58.1)

Kállos - (callus; Gr. κάλλος, ΚΑΛΛΟΣ. Noun.) beauty. When one encounters beauty, the soul immediately develops desire (ἔρως) for that beauty.

Kalós - (calus; Gr. καλός, ΚΑΛΟΣ. Adjective.) beautiful. See Kállos.

Nympholipsía - (Gr. νυμφοληψία, ΝΥΜΦΟΛΗΨΙΑ. Etym. Νύμφη, "female nature deity" + λῆψις, "attack of," as in a fever.) Nympholipsía is the experience, by a mortal, of Ǽrohs (Gr. Ἔρως) from a Goddess. This experience is not the same as the erotic love between ordinary humans. Cf. Æphivolipsía.

Ptæróeis - (pteroeis; Gr. πτερόεις, ΠΤΕΡΟΕΙΣ) Epithet of Ǽrohs: winged. (Orphic hymn 58.2)Pteroeis - See Ptæróeis.

Pyrídromos - (Gr. πυρίδρομος, ΠΥΡΙΔΡΟΜΟΣ) Epithet of Ǽrohs: flies on a course of fire (Orphic hymn 58.2)

Pyrphóros - (Gr. πυρφόρος, ΠΥΡΦΟΡΟΣ) Epithet of Ǽrohs: fire-bearing.

Toxalkís - (toxalkes; Gr. τοξαλκής, ΤΟΞΑΛΚΗΣ) Epithet of Ǽrohs: mighty with the bow. (Orphic hymn 58.2)

The story of the birth of the GodsOrphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.

Introduction to the Thæí (the Gods): The Nature of the Gods.
How do we know there are Gods? Experiencing Gods.

The logo to the left is the principal symbol of this website. It is called the CESS logo, i.e. the Children of the Earth and the Starry Sky. The 
Pætilía (Petelia; Gr. Πετηλία) and other golden tablets having this phrase are the inspiration for the symbol. The image represents this idea: Earth (divisible substance) and the Sky (continuous substance) are the two kozmogonic substances. The twelve stars represent the Natural Laws, the dominions of the Olympian Gods. In front of these symbols is the seven-stringed kithára (cithara; Gr. κιθάρα), the lyre of Apóllohn (Apollo; Gr. Ἀπόλλων). It (here) represents the bond between Gods and mortals and is representative that we are the children of Orphéfs (Orpheus; Gr. Ὀρφεύς).

PLEASE NOTE: Throughout the pages of this website, you will find fascinating stories about our Gods. These narratives are known as 


, the traditional stories of the Gods and Heroes. While these tales are great mystical vehicles containing transcendent truth, they are symbolic and should not be taken literally. A literal reading will frequently yield an erroneous result. The meaning of the myths is concealed in code. To understand them requires a key. For instance, when a God kills someone, this usually means a transformation of the soul to a higher level. Similarly, sexual union with a God is a transformation.

The story of the birth of the Gods: Orphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.

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