For the ancients, love was a deity. ....
It seems that as some point in the ancient world, the concept of "eros" (love as a deity) started to branch out or diversify in an effort to reckon with the multiple types of love experienced by us humans. There were, as it turned out, several
little divine boys with wings shooting their magical arrows at us, all sons of Venus/Aphrodite, called collectively the Erotes i.e. the plural of Eros. A short list (source: various wikipedia pages):
("Love, Desire"), son of Ares and Aphrodite, the basic type, god of all those falling in love.
("Love Returned"), god of requited love, also son of Aphrodite and Ares, depicted as similar to Eros though with butterfly wings, as the spirit looking over Piccadilly Circus:
Anteros punished those who scorned love and the advances of others, and was the avenger of unrequited love. Some artists represented him with a club in hand, so maybe he is also the god of intimate violence...
("Yearning"), god of longing, the love and desire for one who is absent. This guy has no wings and his father is unknown, appropriately so I guess.
("Hermaphrodite"), son of Aphrodite and Hermes as his/her name indicates, god of intersexuality and non-binary love, depicted as thus:
("Bridal-Hymn"), god of marriage.
("Sweet-talk"), god of flirting and flatery.
Etc. etc. The Erotes became a motif of Hellenistic art, often surrounding their mother. In the later tradition of Western art, erotes become indistinguishable from figures also known as Cupids, amorini, or amoretti.