1. A mystic divinity in the system of the Orphics, is also called Eros, Ericapaeus, Metis, and Protogonus.
He is said to have sprung from the mystic mundane egg, and to have been the father of all gods, and the creator of men. (Proc. in Plat. Crat.
p. 36; Orph. Arg.
15; Lactant. Instit.