Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stupid Cupid

This week on Supernatural, the Winchester's fear Cupid has gone rogue after townspeople start killing each other for love. Doesn't sound like the cherubic little archer we know as Valentine's mascot, does it? Then again, mythology tells us Cupid wasn't as sweet as he's currently depicted. Here's a few facts on the God of Love.

♥ Cupid in Latin (cupido) means "desire."

♥ Some myths say he was born from a silver egg.

♥ In ancient Greece he was called Eros, the son of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty.

♥ In Roman mythology he was called Amor and was the son of Venus and Mercury.

♥ Cupid’s himself fell in love with Psyche. His mother, Venus, was jealous of the human’s beauty and ordered Cupid to punish her. Instead he fell in love and married her, but as a mortal she was forbidden to look at him. Eventually the Gods were impressed with Psyche’s love for Cupid and transformed her into a Goddess.

♥Cupid is known to carry two sets of arrows—gold-headed for love and lead-headed for hatred.

♥ Cupid had a cruel streak. He would often create unrequited love matches for his own amusement.

♥ However, the real cruelty may have come from whoever decided to dress him in a diaper?


Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Interesting stuff, Terri! I had no idea about the hatred arrow. I wonder if that will come into play in this week's episode?

LOL about the diaper!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I didn't know that about the lead arrows, either. Thanks for sharing--I learn something new every day :-)

Trish Milburn said...

Like the others, I'd not heard of some of these things. Interesting. I too laughed about the diaper. :)