Cytherea, also known as Aphrodite, is a Greek Goddess that represents love, pleasure and beauty. Her equivalent in Roman mythology is Venus. She is known to be the daughter of God Zeus and Goddess Dione. Aphrodite is still a popular subject in painting art.
In mythology, Cupid (or Eros) is a God that is known for love, desire and affection. Cupid is often shown as a young boy with wings holding a bow and arrow. Cupid was a popular figure during the Middle Ages, he was seen as a symbol of love in the Christian religion.
Athena was the goddess of wisdom and justice who was known for her calm temperament. She was the patron of Athens, thus the origin of her name. She was highly revered and was the subject for many sculptors and painters.