Pictured by the statue Eros who in the concept in ancient Greek philosophy referred to sensual or passionate love, from which the term erotic is derived.
was the mischievous god of love, a minion and constant companion of the goddess Aphrodite. ... It was he who lit the flame of love in the hearts of the gods and men, armed with either a bow and arrows or a flaming torch. Eros was often portrayed as the disobedient but fiercely loyal child of Aphrodite.
Eros is a concept in ancient Greek philosophy referring to sensual or passionate love, from which the term erotic is derived. Eros has also been used in philosophy and psychology in a much wider sense, almost as an equivalent to "life energy"