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Cupid

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Roman god of love and the son of Venus. He is a small, winged boy, blindfolded, carrying bow and arrows. The arrows, once struck the heart, makes the victim fall in love. He is also portrayed as a young man with his beloved Psyche, with Venus or with a small group of winged infants (the Amoretti or Amorini). Some traditions say that he was born from a silver egg.

His Greek equivalent is Eros. The name is derived from the Latin cupido, "desire".

Cupid


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  • Etymology:
    cupido: desire
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