Passion, Sensual

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487. Passion, Sensual

  1. Anteros Eross brother; avenger of unrequited love; god of passion. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 23]
  2. Cleopatra (6930 B.C.) alluring and romantic queen of Egypt. [Egypt. Hist.: NCE, 577]
  3. Eros (Rom. Cupid ) god of love; whence, word erotic. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 76]
  4. Himeros god of erotic desire; attendant of Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 131]
  5. Kama god of erotic love. [Hindu Myth.: Leach, 569]
  6. Kiss, The sculpture by French sculptor Rodin depicting passionate embrace. [Art: Osborne, 988]
  7. Lolita twelve-year-old inspires lust in older man. [Am. Lit.: Lolita ]
  8. ruby represents intensity of feeling; July birthstone. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 28, 319]