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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.

CUPID is the Roman version of the Greek Love God EROS. For some reason the romantic Romans decided to rebrand the handsome sexy youth into a cherubic and cuddly love angel with a wittle bow and arrow.

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.

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Article last updated on 30 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Name : CUPID
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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