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Meaning & History

From the Latin Cupido meaning "desire". This was the name of the Roman god of love, the son of Venus and Mars. He was portrayed as a winged, blindfolded boy, armed with a bow and arrows which caused the victim to fall in love. His Greek equivalent was Eros.
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anglicizations, archers, desire, gods, love, love deities, moons of Uranus, mythology, Shakespearean characters, youthful deities
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute