Eros is one of the first divinities to come into existence. While he takes part in little of the action explicitly in the poem, he is implicitly the motivating factor behind many of the events, from genealogical descent to violent succession. As the principle of romantic and sexual love and generation, Eros has an outsized influence on the poem, and as such is listed near the beginning of the genealogies.
Eros Character Timeline in Theogony
The timeline below shows where the character Eros appears in Theogony. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Theogony in earnest, describing the first divinities that arise, among them Chasm, Earth, Tartarus, and Eros. These gods and goddesses are the foundation of the universe from which everything else—like Night... (full context)