Prayer to Primeval Eros

Do not confuse this god with Olympian Eros; Phanes is one of the most powerful primeval gods.

At the beginning there was only Chaos, Night, dark Erebus, and deep Tartarus.
Earth, the air and heaven had no existence.
Firstly, blackwinged Night laid a germless egg in the bosom of the infinite deeps of Erebus,
and from this, after the revolution of long ages, sprang the graceful Eros with his glittering golden wings, swift as the whirlwinds of the tempest.
He mated in deep Tartarus with dark Chaos,
winged like himself, and thus hatched forth our race, which was the first to see the light.
That of the Immortals did not exist until Eros had brought together all the ingredients of the world,
and from their marriage Heaven, Ocean, Earth and the imperishable race of blessed gods sprang into being.