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Cupid on Valentine’s Day

Cupid on Valentine’s Day

When you see that little cherub with the wings, you’re seeing the son of Venus, goddess of love and of Mars, god of war. In classic Greek artwork he isn’t such a chubby little thing; he’s depicted as a gorgeous winged youth, ready to pierce your heart with an arrow. And that’s the gist of Cupid, of course, whether he’s a cutesy little figure seen alongside your Valentine’s Day flowers, or a full-blown classic statue in a museum. His graceful…

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