The ancient Greeks were wise enough to have three words for love: Filius, Eros, and Agape. Filius was family love, what you feel for your mom. Eros was sweaty love of the sort that you feel for best friend's hot mom. Agape is profound and elevated. A sort of soul love, like what you feel for your PlayStation, or Natalie Portman, or Joss Whedon.
Monday, June 09, 2008
The Three Greek Words for Love
Patrick Rothfuss did a great job of defining the three types of love in the Greek language. My college profs said basically the same thing but it wasn't nearly so memorable.