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Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine





1 article for "Eros"

Eros [DeVore]

(1) Greek God of Love, Son of Aphrodite. Equivalent of the Latin God Cupid. A divinity of fertility. In Orphism Eros was born of the cosmic egg produced by Night.

(2) The 433d asteroid, discovered by DeWitt in 1898. Eros at times comes closer to the Earth than any heavenly body except the Moon.

v. Hermes

See also: ♦ Hermes


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