The Roman Godlet of Love
Awww, lovey, dovey, romance in the air. Isn't he sweet? CUPID is one of the most popular Gods of all time. He can bring love and romance into your life just by firing the Arrow of Desire. Anyone struck by Cupid's arrow gets well and truly shafted.
We presume this was due to pressure from the greetings card manufacturers who were looking for a suitably cute and sugary figure to decorate their new range of sickeningly florid Valentine's Day merchandise.
Perhaps it's just us, but we fancy the original Greek version, who is brimming over with desirable offerings. This Valentine's Day, send CUPID back to the kindergarten and ask that sexbomb EROS out on a date.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Italy and Western Europe
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 1104
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