Venus, Aeneas’ mother, put him in a cloud to protect him. When he arrived in Carthage he wished the could would dissipate when he arrived in front of Dido. There is an insightful essay which informs this reference: our character is transferred from one woman, a mother, to another, a lover. Aeneas really is a doofus, and a cast about. Women are the strongest characters, and I wanted to allude to the idea that our male character is like Aeneas.