In Roman mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, affection and attraction. He is the son of Venus, goddess of love and Mars (pictured here), god of war. Mars is identified by his helmet, sword and shield, symbolic of his warrior status. Cupid, often seen as a symbol of love, is distinguished by his chubby physique, wings and the heart grasped in his hand, soon to be pierced by his arrow. The arrow was seen as Cupid’s source of power, for it was the instrument by which unsuspecting individuals were pierced, literally struck with desire. What iconographic elements would be included in a portrait of you?