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"I am Eros... My golden arrows kindle love's flames... I shall be your strength, my other self..."

Eros is a demon in the series.

History

Eros is the mischievous minor god of love and desire in the ancient Greece and the counterpart of the Roman god, Cupid. Various sources mention different tales about his true origin, varying from being son of Aphrodite by either Zeus, Ares, or Hermes.

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.

Eros was a god not simply of passion but also of fertility. His brother was Anteros, the god of mutual love, who was sometimes described as his opponent. The chief associates of Eros were Pothos and Himeros (Longing and Desire). He also shared a sanctuary with Aphrodite on the north wall of the Acropolis at Athens. 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 instead a Primordial God of Love and Desire 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. He is a primeval deity who embodies not only the force of erotic love but also the creative urge of ever-flowing nature, the firstborn Light for the coming into being and ordering of all things in the cosmos. He was the driving force behind the generation of new life in the cosmos.

Eros appears in many myths, though not by name. In every instance of love or romance, Eros is present, because he is love. Despite this, he has no actual role in myths, aside from his presence as love. According to Hesiod's Theogony, one of the most ancient of all Greek sources, Eros was the fourth god to come into existence, coming after Chaos, Gaia, and Tartarus. He was also equivalent to Thesis (Creation) and Physis (Nature).

Appearances

Profile

Persona 2: Innocent Sin

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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.

Stats

Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku

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Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Yoma Neutral-Neutral 22 251 209 33
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
11 13 28 22 15
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
23 20 16 12 12
List of Skills
Dream Arrow Fire Arrow Hapirma
Arrow Amore Illusio Media


Persona 2: Innocent Sin

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I am Eros... My golden arrows kindle love's flames... I shall be your strength, my other self...
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Lovers None 1 6 Ag +1 Orb of Solving
Exclusive to Ginko Traits Joyful
Greek god presiding over love with magic arrows.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 3
Vitality 2
Dexterity 2
Agility 3
Luck 2
8 6 4 6
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu 24 - 24 24
Summon Information
Story Lisa Silverman's Initial Persona
Recovery Boost Eros' host recovers two times more HP when healed.
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Magna Deal low Earth damage to one enemy.
2 Dia Recover low HP for one ally.
4 Mirage Deal Almighty illusion effect to all enemies. (48% chance)
6 Marin Karin Deal Mind charm ailment to one enemy. (52% chance)
8 Mamagna Deal low Earth damage to an enemy group.
Mutation Media Recover low HP for all allies.

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I am the awakened Eros... You who are in love,
take to heart the knowledge that your affections fuel your strength...
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Lovers None 32 36 Ag +1 Diarama Card
Exclusive to Ginko Traits Joyful
Greek god presiding over love with magic arrows.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 27
Vitality 25
Dexterity 21
Agility 30
Luck 24
118 114 67 64
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu 24 - 24 24
Summon Information
Story Player lets Lisa perform in the Aoba Park concert. Later obtained after Mt. Iwato scene.
Mutation Can be mutated from Eros after the Mt. Iwato scene. (PSP only)
Recovery Boost Eros Prime's host recovers two times more HP when healed.
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Magnara Deal medium Earth damage to one enemy.
2 Diarama Recover high HP for one ally.
4 Marin Karin Deal Mind charm ailment to one enemy. (52% chance)
5 Mirage Deal Almighty illusion effect to all enemies. (48% chance)
7 Sharpshoot Deal instant Ranged kill to one enemy. (40% chance)
8 Mamagnara Deal medium Earth damage to an enemy group.
Mutation Mediarama Recover high HP for all allies.

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Major Arcana
Fool Sarutobi Sasuke - Tenjiku Tokubei - Tobi Katou - Fuuma Kotarou
Magician Tengu - Agrippa - Abe no Seimei - Manannan - Isis
Priestess Tensen Nyannyan - Sif - Parvati - Izanami - Hathor - Lakshmi
Empress Vesta - Arianrhod - Nemesis - Seioubo - Durga - Kali - Gaia
Emperor Airgetlam - Marduk - Baal - Huracan - Indra - Odin - Vishnu
Hierophant Xuanzang - Umayadono-Ouji - Sakya - Yama - Mithra - Varuna - Brahma
Lovers Eros - Pixie - Robin Goodfellow - Jack Frost - Pyro Jack - Eros Prime - Vivian - Venus
Chariot Minotaur - Taranis - Seiten Taisei - Susano-O - Ares - Mahakala - Shiva
Strength Longma - Otohime - Culebre - Taksaka - Vritra
Hermit Nekomata - Marshal Tianpeng - Gullinbursti - Byakko - Genbu - Kinich Ahau
Fortune Hermes - Cerberus - Chronos - Urd - Verdandi - Skuld - Fenrir
Justice Mars - Nezha - Kundali Vidyaraja - Skanda - Bishamonten - Pallas Athena
Hanged Man Shax - Kabandha - Barbatos - Adramelech
Death Rhadamanthus - Hel - Rhadamanthus Prime - Ankou - Charon - Hades - Mot
Temperance Harpy - Fjalar - Stymphalides - Phoenix - Suzaku
Devil Poltergeist - Surt - Beelzebub - Lucifer
Tower Kanaloa - Loki - Aeshma - Seker - Seth
Star Kinnara - Iris - Gandharva - Juanlian Dajiang - Hoenir - Valkyrie - Hanuman
Moon Maia - Pairika - Maia Prime - Succubus - Artemis - Tsukuyomi - Nanna
Sun Vulcanus - Surya - Kinich Kakmo - Vulcanus Prime - Heimdall - Ildanach - Apollo - Virochana
Judgement Phaleg - Angel - Principality - Melchizedek - Armaiti - Throne - Ameretat - Michael - Satan
World Demeter - Njord - Hunab Ku - Mucalinda - Seiryu - Ouroboros
Minor Arcana
Coin Fukurokuju - Ebisu - Sarasvati
Cups Galahad - Bacchus - Dagda
Sword Cu Chulainn - Arthur - Futsuno Mitama
Wand Budai - Shou Shen - Quetzalcoatl
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