The personification of longing love, is first mentioned by Hesiod,1 where he and Eros appear as the companions of Aphrodite.
Himeros is sometimes seen in works of art representing erotic circles; and in the temple of Aphrodite at Megara, he was represented by Scopas, together with Eros and Pothos.2
- Theogony, 201.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 43.6.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.