Estevan Correia
 
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Reply Sun 1 Dec, 2019 08:13 am
sofia - that was just an excerpt?
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goodgod
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 04:41 am
@Violet Lake,
The only purpose in life is to reproduce, nothing more..sorry to say.
vikorr
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 12:24 pm
@goodgod,
Why did you bother posting?

By the way, that can also be worded 'for what purpose did you post?'
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 02:43 pm
@goodgod,
Bacon my friend, bacon is the answer!
...oh, and chips!
Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 04:12 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Don't forget the Porto.
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goodgod
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 05:32 pm
@vikorr,
To answer the question old boy, Yes?
goodgod
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 05:34 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Sizzles...is that you?
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vikorr
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 11:09 pm
@goodgod,
That actually did answer the question. I'm curious if you know how.
goodgod
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 11:26 pm
@vikorr,
The question was are we here to merely reproduce or is there some higher purpose. Calls for an opinion which I delivered.
I reiterate "we are here to perpetuate the species nothing more."
I know you're itching to provide me with your opinion..go ahead.
vikorr
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2019 03:02 am
@goodgod,
Quote:
I know you're itching to provide me with your opinion..go ahead.
Unfortunately limited insight. In response to your opinion, I asked a question for your own benefit, and clarified the nature of the question. It was really all the prompt that should have been needed.
goodgod
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2019 03:16 pm
@vikorr,
How did you "clarify the nature of the question" you'll have to spell it out for me.
Your "why do you bother posting" response was condescending.
vikorr
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2019 10:46 pm
@goodgod,
Quote:
Your "why do you bother posting" response was condescending.
Only if want to read it as condescending, and even then, only if you read in isolation to the rephrasing of it - which offered clarification.
goodgod
 
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Reply Wed 4 Dec, 2019 03:09 am
@vikorr,
Perhaps you're right in which case I apologize.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Wed 4 Dec, 2019 02:48 pm
@Olivier5,
Olivier5 wrote:

For the ancients, love was a deity. ....

It seems that as some point in the ancient world, the concept of "eros" (love as a deity) started to branch out or diversify in an effort to reckon with the multiple types of love experienced by us humans. There were, as it turned out, several little divine boys with wings shooting their magical arrows at us, all sons of Venus/Aphrodite, called collectively the Erotes i.e. the plural of Eros. A short list (source: various wikipedia pages):

Eros ("Love, Desire"), son of Ares and Aphrodite, the basic type, god of all those falling in love.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Eros_bobbin_Louvre_CA1798.jpg/800px-Eros_bobbin_Louvre_CA1798.jpg

Anteros ("Love Returned"), god of requited love, also son of Aphrodite and Ares, depicted as similar to Eros though with butterfly wings, as the spirit looking over Piccadilly Circus:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/78/Eros-piccadilly-circus.jpg/404px-Eros-piccadilly-circus.jpg
Anteros punished those who scorned love and the advances of others, and was the avenger of unrequited love. Some artists represented him with a club in hand, so maybe he is also the god of intimate violence...

Pothos ("Yearning"), god of longing, the love and desire for one who is absent. This guy has no wings and his father is unknown, appropriately so I guess.
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/9b/f4/16/9bf416499835f4b00f616429c155776a--st-century-roman-art.jpg

Hermaphroditos ("Hermaphrodite"), son of Aphrodite and Hermes as his/her name indicates, god of intersexuality and non-binary love, depicted as thus:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/Ermafrodito%2C_affresco_Romano_di_Ercolano_%281–50_d.C.%2C_Museo_Archeologico_Nazionale_di_Napoli%29_-_02.jpg/220px-Ermafrodito%2C_affresco_Romano_di_Ercolano_%281–50_d.C.%2C_Museo_Archeologico_Nazionale_di_Napoli%29_-_02.jpg

Hymenaios ("Bridal-Hymn"), god of marriage. 

Hedylogos ("Sweet-talk"), god of flirting and flatery.

Etc. etc. The Erotes became a motif of Hellenistic art, often surrounding their mother. In the later tradition of Western art, erotes become indistinguishable from figures also known as Cupids, amorini, or amoretti.
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