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In Hesiod's Theogony, only Chaos and Gaia (Earth) are older.
Before the existence of gender dichotomy, Eros functioned by causing entities to separate from themselves that which they already contained.
Cicero, however, says that there were three Cupids, as well as three Venuses: the first Cupid was the son of Mercury and Diana, the second of Mercury and the second Venus, and the third of Mars and the third Venus.
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.Trapped by Apollo's unwanted advances, Daphne prays to her father, the river god Peneus, who 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 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 unions.
Cupid continued to be a popular figure in the Middle Ages, when under Christian influence he often had a dual nature as Heavenly and Earthly love.