Hedone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Hedone was the personification and goddess of pleasure, enjoyment, and delight. Hedone, also known as
Voluptas in Roman mythology, is the daughter of the Greek gods
Eros (Cupid) and
Psyche. She was associated more specifically with sensual pleasure. Her opposites were the
Algos, personifications of pain.
Hēdonē (ἡδονή) is a
Greek word meaning
pleasure, and is the root of the English word "
hedonism". In the
Epicurus, hēdonē is described as a pleasure that may or may not derive from actions that are virtuous, whereas another form of pleasure, terpsis, is always virtuous.
 According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Epicurus uses hēdonē in reference to only physical pleasures