Cupid… Word of the day

Also today… Happy Valentine’s Day.

VML Traducciones

Word of the Day : February 14, 2020




noun KYOO-pid


1 : the Roman god of erotic love

2 not capitalized : a figure that represents Cupid as a naked usually winged boy often holding a bow and arrow

Did You Know?

According to Roman mythology, Cupid was the son of Mercury, the messenger god, and Venus, the goddess of love. In Roman times, the winged «messenger of love» was sometimes depicted in armor, but no one is sure if that was intended as a sarcastic comment on the similarities between warfare and romance, or a reminder that love conquers all. Cupid was generally seen as a good spirit who brought happiness to all, but his matchmaking could cause mischief. Venus wasn’t above using her son’s power to get revenge on her rivals, and she once plotted to have the beautiful mortal…

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