This work explains the story of old woman in Lucius Apuleius novel. Apuleius likely used an earlier tale as the basis for his story, modifying it to suit the thematic needs of his novel. It is either an allegory or a myth but the folkloric tradition.
A mortal girl named Psyche, Venus asks her son Cupid to use his golden arrows while Psyche sleeps so that when she wakes ** Venus would palce a vile creature for her to fall in love with. Cupid finally agrees to her commands after a long debate. As he flies to Psyche's room at night, he becomes invisible so no one can see him fly in through her window.