Nonnus says this explicitly. According to this theory, the roman god cupid was considered to be the god of counter-love. To love, desire,” of uncertain origin. There are varying lege. Please try again later. It was he who lit the flame of love in the hearts of the gods and men, armed with either a bow and arrows or a flaming torch.
Evolution in art
Thoughts on eros
Frazer, in his classic work. We hope you have enjoyed this story about roman god cupid and his symbolism in mythology and arts. Cupid, rash enough and hardy, who by his evil manners, contemning all public justice and law, armed with fire and arrows, running up and down in the nights from house to house, and corrupting the lawful marriages of every person, doth nothing but that which is evil.