Cupid

Cupid in Wikipedia

In Roman mythology, Cupid (Latin cupido, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, affection erotic love. He is also known by another one of his Latin names, Amor (cognate with Kama). He is the son of goddess Venus and god Mars. In popular culture Cupid is frequently shown shooting his bow to inspire romantic love, often as an icon of Valentine's Day. He is now in the current culture the personification of love and courtship in general. For the equivalent deity in Greek mythology, see Eros...

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Cupido in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

was, like Amor and Voluptas, a modification of the Greek Eros, whose worship was carried to Rome from Greece. (Cic. apud Lactant. 1.20. 14; Plaut. Cure. 1.1, 3; see EROS.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

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