"Some Cupids kill with arrows, some with traps.” — Hero to Ursula, William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” (1623)
Happy Valentine’s Day from theTUNDRA! Cupid — the international mascot for Valentine’s Day — has not always been portrayed as a winged child wielding a bow-and-arrow. In fact, he is the Greek counterpart to the irresistible Roman god of love, Eros, with both representing the concept of desire in their different mythologies. Both Cupid and Eros were depicted as angelic beings known for their golden arrows striking their targets with intense feelings of love. Over time, Eros was adopted by the Greeks, evolving to become the mischievous and cherubic child known as Cupid.