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Eros (ER-os, IR-) noun
1. The god of love, son of Aphrodite in Greek mythology.
2. The sum of all instincts for self-preservation. Sexual drive; libido.
3. Often eros. Creative, often sexual yearning, love, or desire.
[Latin Eros, from Greek, from eros, sexual love.]
"Bioethics was founded by people who understood that the new biology touched and threatened the deepest matters of our humanity: bodily integrity, identity and individuality, lineage and kinship, freedom and self-command, eros and aspiration, and the relations and strivings of body and soul." Leon R. Kass, Why we should ban the cloning of humans., The New Republic, 2 Jun 1997.
This week's theme: words from Greek and Roman mythologies.
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his. -Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968)