Eros and Psyche Eros, the alleged son of Aphrodite, is most commonly known for his Latin name: Cupid. He could stir desire into the hearts of anyone he pleased with a simple draw and release of his enchanted arrow. The story of Eros and Psyche is one of the most famed in its depiction of love and adventure. Feb 14, · Over time, Psyche became known in Greek mythology as the deity of the soul. Today, the myth of Psyche and Eros still symbolizes the search for personal growth through learning — as well as true Author: Philip Chrysopoulos.