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Cupid (in Latin Amor or Cupido, and in Greek Eros), according to the more ancient Greek mythology the god of love, in the sense of a power uniting discordant elements into a harmonious whole. At a later date, as the god of sensual passion, he was reputed to be the son of Aphrodite or Venus, and was usually depicted carrying a bow and quiver. He was specially worshipped at Sparta, Samos, Athens, and Parion. Numerous statues were erected in his honour, the most famous of which was that by Praxiteles at Thespia;.