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The History of Eros Statue at Piccadilly Circus
Eros at Piccadilly Circus
Eros Statute at Piccadilly Circus
the years many people have stood in the middle of Piccadilly Circus in front of
the Eros Statute and Fountain having there picture taken. Here are a few facts for the photo album…..
nearly always referred to as Eros but was in fact meant to be Anteros. In Greek
mythology Anteros was the god of requited Love, love returned or counter love.
In some cases he is also know as to punish those who would scorn love, the
advances of others in love and the avenger of unrequited love . Eros in greek mythology
was the primordial god of sexual love and beauty and Anteros was given to his
brother Eros who was lonely and was the child of Ares and Aphrodite.
fountain is made of Bronze but Eros is made of Aluminium a use of material in
construction that was rare/new for its day.
Eros was originally placed in the centre of the junction with his bow
pointing up Shaftesbury Ave but was moved to the south-western side after
work was carried out on the square. He now aims his arrow down Regent Street