god Eros

Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale Title: The Uninvited Guest Date 1906
Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale Title: The Uninvited Guest Date 1906

God of love and desire also called cupid. He is one of the primeval forces of nature, the son of Chaos, and the embodiment of the harmony and creative power in the universe. Eros is the epiphany of masculine beauty. He is representative of all aspects of love.

The Lore of the Gods
Book One: The Greek Gods
Lead Designers
Steven Creech and Kevin Ruesch Lead Editor Steven Schend Creative Director Jim Butler Art Director
Todd Morasch Artwork Aaron D. Siddal

Eros
God of Love
Alignment:
Neutral
Domain: Joining, Pleasure
Symbol: Arrow and Dart
Traditional Allies: Aphrodite and Hermes
Traditional Foes: Hera
Divine Artifact: Quiver of Eros
Favored Weapon: Bow, Crossbow, Dart
Favored Class: bard
Benefits: clerics and bards of Eros automatically gain Martial Weapon Proficiency in the bow type of their choosing.

Born of the union between Aphrodite and Hermes, Eros is the most handsome of the immortals and can break the will of the wisest god or the strongest mortal when they are scratched by one of his golden or lead arrows. The golden arrow inspires love while the lead arrow causes dislike and aversion.

The Trojan War began when the daughter of Zeus, Helen, was smitten by one of Eros’ arrows. In the blind madness of love, she abandoned her husband, took her bridal dowry, and sailed off to Troy with her lover, Alexandros. Because the effects of Eros’ arrows are not permanent, after the fall of Troy, Helen returned home to her husband Menelaus, very much in love with him and blaming her folly on the gods.

Quiver of Eros:

This leather quiver appears to be unremarkable and plain. However, when non-magical arrows are placed into the quiver, they are changed into either lead-tipped or gold-tipped magical +5 arrows. In addition, the arrows carry the following characteristics:

  • Golden: Any subject successfully hit becomes Smitten to the first person or creature they lay eyes upon.
  • Lead: Any subject hit by one of these arrows is subject to Aversion.
  • The quiver itself serves as an extradimensional storage space and is capable of holding 150 arrows and a single bow of any size.
  • Languages Spoken: Can communicate with any creature capable of language.