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He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. He is also known in Latin as Amor "Love". His Greek counterpart is Eros. During this time, his iconography acquired the bow and arrow Aphrodites son cupid dating represent his source of power: In myths, Cupid is a minor character who serves mostly to set the plot in motion.

He is a main character only in the tale of Cupid and Psychewhen wounded by his own weapons, he experiences the ordeal of love. Although other extended stories are not told about him, his tradition is rich in poetic themes and visual scenarios, such as "Love conquers all" and the retaliatory punishment or torture of Cupid.

In art, Aphrodites son cupid dating often appears in multiples as the Amoresor amorini in the later terminology of art historythe equivalent of the Greek erotes. Cupids are a frequent motif of both Roman art and later Western art of the classical tradition. In the 15th century, the iconography of Cupid starts to become indistinguishable from the putto. Cupid continued to be a popular figure in the Middle Ageswhen under Christian influence he often had a dual nature as Heavenly and Earthly love.

In the Renaissancea renewed interest in classical philosophy endowed him with complex allegorical meanings. In contemporary popular culture, Cupid is shown drawing his bow to inspire romantic love, often as an icon of Valentine's Day. The Romans reinterpreted myths and concepts Aphrodites son cupid dating to the Greek Eros for Cupid in their own literature and art, and medieval and Renaissance mythographers conflate the two freely.

In the Greek tradition, Eros had a dual, contradictory genealogy. He was among the primordial gods who came into existence asexually; after his generation, deities were begotten through male-female "Aphrodites son cupid dating." Before the existence of gender dichotomy, Eros functioned by causing entities to separate from themselves that which they already contained. At the same time, the Eros who was pictured as a boy or slim youth was regarded as the child of a divine couple, the identity of whom varied by source.

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In Latin literatureCupid is usually treated as the son of Venus without reference to a father. Seneca says that Vulcanas the husband of Venus, is the father of Cupid. This last Cupid was the equivalent of Anteros"Counter-Love," one of the Erotesthe gods who embody aspects of love. During the English RenaissanceChristopher Marlowe wrote of "ten thousand Cupids"; in Ben Jonson 's wedding masque Hymenaei"a thousand several-coloured loves In the later classical traditionCupid is most often regarded as the son of Venus and Mars, whose love affair represented an allegory of Love and War.

Cupid is winged, allegedly, because lovers are flighty and likely to change their minds, and boyish because love is irrational. His symbols are the arrow and torch, "because love wounds and inflames the heart. Love looks not with Aphrodites son cupid dating eyes, but with the mind And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. Nor hath love's mind of any judgement taste; Wings "Aphrodites son cupid dating" no eyes figure unheedy haste.

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And therefore is love said to be a child Because in choice he is so oft beguiled. In Botticelli 's Allegory of Springalso known by its Italian title La PrimaveraCupid is shown blindfolded while shooting his arrow, positioned above the central figure of Venus.

Particularly in ancient Roman art, cupids may also carry or be surrounded by fruits, animals, or attributes of the Seasons or the wine-god Dionysussymbolizing the earth's generative capacity. Cupid carries two kinds of arrows, or darts, one with a sharp golden Aphrodites son cupid dating, and the other with a blunt tip of lead. A person wounded by the golden arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire, but the one struck by the lead feels aversion and desires only to flee.

The use of these arrows is described by the Latin poet Ovid in the first book of his Metamorphoses. When Apollo taunts Cupid as the lesser archer, Cupid shoots him with the golden arrow, but strikes the object of his desire, the nymph Daphnewith the lead. Trapped by Apollo's unwanted advances, Daphne prays to her father, the river god Peneuswho turns her into a laurel, the tree sacred to Apollo. It is the first of several unsuccessful or tragic love affairs for Apollo.

In the tale of Cupid the honey thief, the child-god is stung by bees when he steals honey from their hive. He cries and runs to his mother Venus, [22] complaining that so small a creature shouldn't "Aphrodites son cupid dating" such painful wounds.

Venus laughs, and points out the poetic justice: The theme brought the Amoretti poetry cycle of Edmund Spenser to a conclusion, [24] and furnished subject matter for at least twenty works by Lucas Cranach the Elder and his workshop. Through this sting was Amor made wiser. The untiring deceiver concocted another battle-plan: The image of Cupid "Aphrodites son cupid dating" bee is part of a complex tradition of poetic imagery involving the flower of youth, the sting of love as a deflowering, and honey as a secretion of love.