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In "Greek mythology, Philotes["pronunciation?] ("Greek: Φιλότης) was a minor goddess or spirit ("daimones) personifying affection, friendship, and sex. She was a daughter of the goddess "Nyx.

According to "Hesiod's "Theogony, she represented sexual and social intercourse. Her siblings are said to be, among others, "Apate (Deceit) and "Nemesis (Indignation).[1] [2] She was described by "Empedocles as one of the driving forces behind creation, being paired together with "Neikea (Feuds); Philotes being the cause of good things and Neikea being the cause of bad things.[3] He also identifies her with "Kypris[4] and mentions that Philotes feels hurt and offended by life-destroying offerings and demands the abstention from animal sacrifices.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Scully (2015). Hesiod's Theogony: from Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost. Oxford University Press. p. 44. "ISBN "978-0-19-025396-7. 
  2. ^ Cf. Hugh G. Evelyn-White's transl. (1914) of Hesiod's Theogony (207-239). "Perseus Digital Library - Tafts University. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Stephen Scully (2015). Hesiod's Theogony: from Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost. Oxford University Press. p. 96. "ISBN "978-0-19-025396-7. 
  4. ^ Felix M. Cleve (2013). The giants of pre-sophistic Greek philosophy. Springer. p. 354. "ISBN "978-94-017-5665-5. 
  5. ^ Felix M. Cleve (2013). The giants of pre-sophistic Greek philosophy. Springer. p. 390. "ISBN "978-94-017-5665-5. 

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