Eros（Cupid ） eros was the god of love ，better known by hislatin name cupid.son of aphrodite by ares ，he took his place among the small gods of olympus.
he was represented asa little naked boy ，with sparkling wings ，and he carried his bowand arrows wherever he wandered.shooting his thrilling arrows in evils ，he inspired the passion of love and provided all nature with life and power of reproduction.
the lovely ，naughty god had two kinds of arrows ：the gold tipped arrows used to quicken the pulse of love and the lead tipped ones to palsy it.
besides ，he had a torch to light hearts with. though sometimes he was blindfolded ，no man nor god ，zeus himself included ，was safe from his evils.
at one time the little naughty god was wounded by his own arrows and such burning love was awakened in him for the human maiden psyche that he disregarded the constant interference of his mother and plucked up his courage to beg zeus for justice.
another famous story where eros played an important part was the argonautic expedition.medea ，daughter of king aeetes ，was wounded by eros'' arrows，took jason''s part in recovering the golden fleece and eventually became the hero''s wife.
Far out in the sea there was an island，on the rocky edge of which lived three Sirens，the three sisters of magic song. Half human and half bird，the Siren sisters sat in a field of flowers，singing in voices that excited the hearts of men.The attractive songs were so sweet that ships were attracted to the island and struck to pieces on the rocks.No sailor nor ship had ever been known to pass the Island of the Sirens without being attracted to disaster .
Acting on the advice of Circe，Odysseus took careful preparation against the Sirens.Before their ships came to where they could hear the song，Odysseus had himself tied to the mast ，stopped the ears of his men with wax and ordered them to ignore his orders and gestures xiaogushi8.com when they were passing the fatal island .
Soon they came in sight of the rocky island，and the attractive song reached the ears of Odysseus.It moved him so much that he struggled in despair to free himself and shouted for his men to turn towards the rich and flowery grass land of the singing sisters.But no one paid xiaogushi8.com any attention to him.The sailors kept straight on until they were completely out of hearing.Then his friends freed him and took the wax out of their ears.For once the Sirens had sung with no effects.The eldest of the sisters，Partherope，loved Odysseus so much that she threw herself into the sea after his ships had passed.
Io was the daughter of a rivergod. She was loved，run after and won by Zeus.
Hera became so green eyed that she flew down from Olympus one day to pay her rival back .Zeus，however，had foreseen her arrival and changed Io into a beautiful white xiaogushi8.com little cow. Seeing through the trick，Hera asked for the cow as a present and Zeus had to give in to her wish .Then she left the cow to the care of a hundred eyed monster，Argus.
Argus' eyes were ever open and no escape was possible. Unable to bear to see her so unhappy，Zeus sent Hermes down to destroy the monster. Dressed up as a shepherd，Hermes lulled Argus to sleep with his sweet songs and long stories，then killed him and set Io free.
But Hera's anger was not to be calmed down yet. She sent a gadfly to attack the cow and drive her from land to land. In her misery the cow passed xiaogushi8.com over the strait which divides Europe and Asia. In this way the strip of water got its name Bosporus ，the way of the cow.
She wandered over the sea，which by chance got from her its name the Ionian Sea .In the end she arrived in Egypt where she was turned back into her natural form .She settled down and gave birth to a son，Some of her children remained in Egypt and ruled as kings for a longtime.