Cupid and his arrow. The size of the cameo is 40x30mm and is approximately 1-1/2x1-1/4 inches if you are not very familiar with millimeters. .. In mythology cupid is the god of desire, love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. 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. In contemporary popular culture, Cupid is shown drawing his bow to inspire romantic love, often as an icon for valentines day.