8 Types of Love According to the Ancient Greeks

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The first kind of love is Eros, which is named after the Greek god of love and fertility. Eros represents the idea of sexual passion and desire.


The second type of love is Philia, or friendship. The ancient Greeks valued philia far above eros because it was considered a love between equals.


Storge is a natural form of affection that often flows between parents and their children, and children for their parents."


The Greeks thought of Ludus as a playful form of love, for example, the affection between young lovers.


Mania love is a type of love that leads a partner into a type of madness and obsessiveness. It occurs when there is an imbalance between eros and ludus.


Pragma is a love that has aged, matured and developed over time. It is beyond the physical, it has transcended the casual, and it is a unique harmony that has formed over time.


The Greeks understood that in order to care for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. This form of self-love is not the unhealthy vanity and self-obsession that is focused on personal fame, gain and fortune as is the case with Narcissism.


The highest and most radical type of love according to the Greeks is agape, or selfless unconditional love.

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