In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupido, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. He is also known in Latin as Amor ("Love"). His Greek counterpart is Eros.
Is Cupid blind?
In the only classical instance of Cupid as a victim of love, he marries Psyche and they have a child called Pleasure. Cupid is usually imagined as a boy (though his age varies from the infant through to the adolescent), who is blind (suggested by his blindfold) and winged.
Is a cupid an angel?
Cupid is no angel, and is certainly no cherub. The history of cupid is older than Christianity itself; Cupid was the god of love in the Ancient Roman mythology.
Who did Cupid fall in love with?
In another allegory, Cupid's mother, Venus (Aphrodite), became so jealous of the beautiful mortal Psyche that she told her son to induce Psyche to fall in love with a monster. Instead, Cupid became so enamored with Psyche that he married her—with the condition that she could never see his face.
Why does Cupid shoot arrows?
Often depicted with a bow and arrow, Cupid shoots arrows to stoke the flames of lust and romantic desire in his targets. Though Cupid has become a spirited, childlike figure associated with love and Valentine's Day, this character is actually a somewhat mischievous.
Why do people celebrate Valentine's Day?
The history of Valentine's Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. People Love; Love, So celebrate and feel the romance around you.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.- Aristotle
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.- Lao Tzu
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.-
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.-
Henry Ward Beecher
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.- Anais Nin
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction.- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires; To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.- Helen Keller
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.- Zora Neale Hurston
Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.- Leo Tolstoy
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.- Dorothy Parker
I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.-
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.- Pablo Neruda, “Love Sonnet XVII”