Each ancient Greek god and goddess were associated with special symbols, animals and attributes. The Symbols of Eros helped the ancient Greeks instantly Symbols: Bow and arrow and lyre. Aug 4, - The "younger" Eros is the one depicted as a winged boy, the son of Aphrodite, considered to be both the most beautiful and the youngest of the gods. But even in this form, kids grow up. Problems ensue when Eros (called Cupid in this story) falls in love with Psyche.