"Loves." The Erotes are, in late Classical art, boy-like gods of love, in Latin known as the Amoretti. They belong to the retinue of Aphrodite/Venus. They appeared frequently in art during the Renaissance and remained popular through the baroque and rococo periods (as putti or genii). See Eros, Anteros, Himeros, and Pothos.

The collective term erotes is the plural of eros, "desire".



  • Lurker, Manfred. (2004). Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Demons. London: Routledge.