Clay Cluster of Eros and Psyche (Roman Period 50 B.C.-400 A.D.), New Archaeological Museum Issue, Republic of Cyprus
In Greek mythology some argue that Eros, hatched from the world-egg, was the first of the gods since, without him, none of the rest could have been born; they made him coeval (having the same age) with Mother-Earth and Tartarus, and denied that he had any father or mother, unless it was Eileithyia, Goddess of Childbirth. He was a wild boy who showed no respect for age or station but flew about on golden wings, shooting barbed arrows at random or wantonly setting hearts on fire with his dreadful torches. He was never considered a sufficiently responsible god to figure among the ruling Olympian
family of twelve. Eros, with torch and arrows is post-Homeric but, his naughty behavior and Aphrodite's despair had become a literary joke, which Apulieus took one stage further in ""Cupid and Psyche."" (Extract from: The Greek Myths Vols. 1 &2 pp. 62 & 545) Eros, in Roman mythology was Cupid, God of Love, son of Venus, and his statue stands in the center of Piccadilly Circus, in London. 100,000 copies of this Miniature Sheet were issued, of which 50,000 were donated by the Postal Services to help build the new Archaeological Museum.
Source:Cyprus Post, Republic of CyprusΚυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία
Publisher:Library of Cyprus University of Technology
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