All About Cupid from Songs 4 Teachers
is the most famous of Valentine symbols and everybody knows that boy armed with
bow and arrows who pierces hearts. He is known as a mischievous, winged child,
armed with bow and arrows. The arrows signify desires and emotions of love
and Cupid aims those arrows at Gods and Humans, causing them to fall deeply in
love. Cupid has always played a role in the celebrations of love and lovers. In
ancient Greece he was known as Eros the young son of Aphrodite, the goddess of
love and beauty. To the Roman's he was Cupid, and his mother was Venus.
a very interesting story about Cupid and His mortal Bride Psyche in Roman
mythology. Venus was jealous of
the beauty of Psyche, and ordered Cupid to
punish the mortal. But instead, Cupid fell deeply in love with her. He took her
his wife, but as a mortal she was forbidden to look at him.
was happy until her sisters persuaded her to look at Cupid. As soon as Psyche
looked at Cupid, Cupid punished
her by leaving her. Their lovely castle and
gardens vanished too. Psyche found herself alone in an open field with no signs
other beings or Cupid. As she wandered trying to find her love, she came upon
the temple of Venus. Venus, the goddess of love wished to destroy Psyche and gave
series of tasks, each harder and more dangerous than the last.
last task Psyche was given a little box and told to take it to the underworld.
She was ordered to obtain some of
the beauty of Proserpine, the wife of Pluto, and put
it in that box. During her trip she was given information regarding how to
avoid the dangers of the realm of the dead. She was also warned not to open
the box. But temptation overcame Psyche and she opened the box. Instead of
finding beauty, she found deadly slumber.
found Psyche lifeless and lying on the ground. He gathered the deadly sleep from her body and
put it back in the
box. Cupid forgave her, as did Venus. The gods, moved by
Psyche's love for Cupid bestowed upon her the title of goddess.
Cupid, armed with his bow and arrow, is the most popular of love signs today.
Love is most
frequently depicted by two hearts pierced by an arrow ~ Cupid's arrow.
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