Hedylogos

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According to Greek Mythology Hedylogus (Ηδυλόγος in Greek, pronounced idilogos) was one of the seven winged gods of Love. His name means somebody who speaks gently, softly mesmerizing people with his words. Apart from Hedylogus in Greek there are several other words which describe this unique ability such as: Μελιστάλακτος (melistalaktos) or Μελισταγής (melistagis) which can be translated as mellifluous.


Hedylogus or Hedylogos (Ancient Greek: Ἡδυλόγος) was the god of sweet-talk and flattery and one of the winged love gods called the Erotes. He is not mentioned in any existing literature, but he is depicted on ancient Greek vase paintings. A surviving example on a red-figure pyxis from the late 5th century BC shows Hedylogos alongside his brother Pothos drawing the chariot of Aphrodite.

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  • Harvey Alan Shapiro, Personifications in Greek art, Akanthus 1993; ISBN 9783905083057

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