[quote="John21652, post:17, topic:274537"]
More errant nonsense from you. This has been covered on multiple threads already. Do your homework.
From the Online Etymology Dictionary -
.Oh, and Greek mythology is not a subject matter in literature and philosophy? :rolleyes:
In later Greek mythology, Eros is the son of Aphrodite. I wonder why? :rolleyes:
In very early Greek mythology, Eros is a promordial god whom some said was the very first. Obviously, to bring forth life!
Nor fo doing basic homework, it seems.
The very notion of equating Eros with the sterility of homosexuality in any way, shape, or form is absurd, to say the least.
I use the OED which is far more in-depth and comprehensive
b. Originally of persons and later also more widely: dedicated to social pleasures; dissolute, promiscuous; frivolous, hedonistic. Also (esp. in to go gay ): uninhibited; wild, crazy; flamboyant. Cf. Gay Nineties n. at Special uses 2a. Now rare.
d. orig. U.S. slang. (a) Of a person: homosexual; (b) (of a place, milieu, way of life, etc.) of or relating to homosexuals.
an example of 4d, "1941 G. Legman Lang. Homosexuality in G. W. Henry Sex Variants II. 1167 Gay, an adjective used almost exclusively by homosexuals to denote homosexuality, sexual attractiveness, promiscuity‥or lack of restraint, in a person, place, or party. Often given the French spelling, gai or gaie by (or in burlesque of) cultured homosexuals of both sexes."
Compare it to 4b
As you can see there is a large level of overlap between them...
Greek mythology is relevant to a discussion of eros insofar as it is necessary to understand the classical writers.
The older Aphrodite, Aphrodite Ourania (heavenly Aphrodite), the goddess of wisdom is the one who inspires homosexual love whereas the younger, baser Aphrodite born from Zeus and Dione is the one who inspires the love of women.