Okay this is an abstract question. I wonder why Cupid and Apollo were the only two Gods mentioned in this story. Apollo for the sun, sure, Cupid because Cupid sure, but I feel like there are far better metaphors with Persephone and any of her past iterations (her origins a little unknown if she is tied to other gods before because they were secret cults and sorta not spoken about), or her mother, just anything about nature and the seasons, or even a better love god mentioned in this story. It’s just interesting pickings to me. I wonder how the author felt about these gods, or if it was just easy pickings.