The Asteroid Eros can
shed some light on some of our erotic turn-ons. In mythology,
Eros was the god of sexual love and desire. He was considered irresistible. In Roman mythology, Eros was known as Cupid.
"In Greek art Eros was depicted as
a winged youth, slight but beautiful, often with eyes covered to
symbolize the blindness of love. Sometimes he carried a flower, but
more commonly the silver bow and arrows, with which he shot darts of
desire into the bosoms of gods and men." (Encarta
Eros overpowers the
mind with love and sex. Eros represents sexual objectification,
passion and desire, and creativity. Note that Eros is not always
sexual, per se, as Eros represents creative passion as well. In the
chart, it can point to areas into which we pour a lot of passion.
Eros in the Signs
glyph, or symbol, for Eros quite fittingly depicts a heart with an arrow
through it, as Eros was Cupid in Roman mythology.