Eros, the minor god of love and desire, is considered as a deity in the ancient Greece and the counterpart of the Roman god, Cupid. Various sources mention different tales about his true origin, varying from a primordial god to the son of Aphrodite and Ares. Nevertheless, all legends involving his existence picture him as an attendant to Aphrodite, where he causes the love between mortals. His figure is described to have an appearance of a winged young man or a baby who carries the bow and arrows of love. Even as a god, he lacks good archery skills and in some myths, he is blindfolded, resulting in mostly missing his targets. He caused the love between Apollo and Daphne, after Apollo made fun of him. He later fell in love with a mortal woman named Psyche, eventually becoming her husband and from their union, Hedone is born.
According to some depictions, Eros is also the Primordial God of Love (either the same Eros or another with the same name) and a child of Chaos or Nyx. Parmenides one of the pre-Socratic philosophers, instead makes Eros the first of all the gods to come into existence.
Despite being derived from a Greek god, Eros appears as a female Persona in Persona 2: Innocent Sin. Her looks are overall red and feminine and she carries a heart shaped bow as a weapon. She is first unintentionally summoned by Lisa Silverman after she is attacked by Eikichi Mishina's Rhadamanthus early in the game. In battle she is capable of inflicting minor Earth based spells and preventing instant death from Light attacks. She is also adept in recovery skills and doesn't have a particular elemental weakness.
Ginji Sasaki uses the Persona Reverse Eros in battle with the unique spell "Dark Mamagna" which inflicts Earth damage and Panic status.