Is the reason gods assaulted women because of Eros?

Did gods and mortals alike blame Eros for their act of "passion"?

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    Does this answer your question? Why is rape featured so prominently in Greek mythology?
    – Chenmunka
    Feb 8, 2021 at 9:16
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    Hi and welcome to Mythology and Folklore! Interesting question. Please look at the question provided by Chenmunka to see if that might answer your question, if not that's also ok. @Chenmunka I think some can be answered with that question and its answer. But I also think the Eros part is interesting and unique enough that it might constitute getting its own answer.
    – Tom Sol
    Feb 8, 2021 at 14:36
  • There are questions to be asked here. Are you asking for Greek sources only, or Greek Roman? There are also some researches that assume that Aphrodite is a later inclusion of a more ancient godess, like Astarte, Isthar. Having that in mind, please clarify me what sources are accepted for an answer and I will give you one.
    – George Eco
    Apr 30, 2022 at 12:59


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