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In classical mythology, Cupid that means "passionate desire" is the god of desire, erotic love, enchantment and affection. He is frequently portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the god of warfare Mars. He is additionally acknowledged in Latin as Amor ("Love"). His Greek counterpart is Eros. Although Eros is normally portrayed as a slim winged adolescence in Classical Greek art, all through the Hellenistic period, he used to be increasingly more portrayed as a chubby boy. During this time, his iconography received the bow and arrow that symbolize his supply of power: a person, or even a deity, who is shot by using Cupid's arrow is crammed with uncontrollable desire. In myths, Cupid is a minor personality who serves in most cases to set the plot in motion. He is a fundamental personality solely in the story of Cupid and Psyche, when wounded with the aid of his personal weapons, he experiences the ordeal of love.
Although different prolonged tales are no longer advised about him, his way of life is prosperous in poetic topics and visible scenarios, such as "Love conquers all" and the retaliatory punishment or torture of Cupid. His powers are similar, even though now not identical, to Kamadeva the Hindu god of human love. In art, Cupid frequently seems in multiples as the Amores, or amorini in the later terminology of artwork history, the equal of the Greek erotes. Cupids are a well-known motif of each Roman artwork and later Western artwork of the classical tradition. In the fifteenth century, the iconography of Cupid starts off evolved to turn out to be indistinguishable from the putto. Cupid persevered to be a famous parent in the Middle Ages, when below Christian affect he regularly had a twin nature as Heavenly and Earthly love. In the Renaissance, a renewed pastime in classical philosophy endowed him with complicated allegorical meanings. In modern-day famous culture, Cupid is proven drawing his bow to encourage romantic love, regularly as an icon of Valentine's Day.
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Date Added: 02-12-2017
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