"Eros - The God of Love" Piccadilly Tip by easyoar

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  Eros - The Greek God of Love
by easyoar

Eros is the Greek God of Love. He looks a little bland during daylight, but really comes alive at night when he is illuminated. The legend of Eros is that he fires an arrow representing love into his "victim" who then is smitten by his intended lover. Curiously Eros has a bow, but he does not have an arrow. I believe this is more to do with the fact that someone has nicked the arrow rather than an error in design.

Originally this statue was supposed to be a Christian angel, not sure quite how it changed. Eros is a popular meeting point for people, and it is normal to see someone sitting on the steps underneath him reading a book or just sitting there waiting.

Address: Piccadilly Circus, SW1
Directions: Piccadilly Circus tube
Phone: +44 343 222 1234

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  • Written Nov 14, 2004
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