Can anyone help me on my project about Cupid??i'm in the outstanding figures and i have to do the present about the character that i like and i have to present why cupid had been known nowaday and...

Can anyone help me on my project about Cupid??

i'm in the outstanding figures and i have to do the present about the character that i like and i have to present why cupid had been known nowaday and what products that have cupid as a symbol of them and why , give examples?

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M.P. Ossa eNotes educator| Certified Educator


The mythological orgins of Cupid go back to Greek but mostly Roman times, yet, Cupid himself has received titles ranging from angel, to fairy, to demon, to ghost, entity, god, demi god, semi god, seraphim, and as the god of love which is not accurate.

The best we know about this chubby lovable is that in the Theogony of Hesiod, Cupid is the son of Chaos and Earth. Some other times he is the baby of Venus and Jupiter, and other times he is the son if the goddess of the night *Nyx* and Eberous.

Cupid is witty doing both good and evil. If you remember, the earlier versions of cartoons depicting Cupid show a truth to the original myth that he is in fact a trouble maker, and that one arrow is the antidote to another, which is why he has to carry more than one. Hence, he can bring out any intense emotion, both hatred to be combatted by the arrow of love, and vice versa.

The novel Metaphorphoses by Apuleius gives us the coolest tale of Cupid in Cupid and Psyche. Psyche was Cupid's true and first real love, as he pricked himself with his own arrow, falling in love with her to the anger of Venus.Finally, with the intervention of daddy Jupiter Venus left Psyche alone and the myth was born.

Cupid is marketed nowadays much similarly to the Victorian Santa Claus, which means it had a religious subtletly of character, this time exemplified by his "angelic" looks.

Every since its first marketing, it has remained looking the same way (something quite unique to many icons which change with social changes) but nevertheless, as popular as ever.


readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Cupid represents love and desire. So, there are so many different approaches that you can talk about Cupid. You can talk about friendship, relationships and marriages. Or you can even talk about the absence of Cupid - discord. Or you can even go in another direction and discuss the excess of love or desire and the disastrous things that this can produce.

Now if you want to know why he is alive and well today, all you need to do is to look at the fact that love and desire has not diminished at all in any way. As for symbols, how about Valentine's day? You can also venture and talk about gifts for loved ones, such as the symbol of diamonds.

epollock | Student

Cupid is the Roman god of erotic beauty and love. He is the son of Venus and Mercury. He is commonly seen as a boy with wings, bow, and a quiver of arrows. The most popular story of Cupid involves Venus, who was jealous of the attention psyche was getting, ordering Cupid to make Psyche fall in love with the ugliest thing in the world; however, when Cupid saw Psyche, he fell in love with her. He came to see her every night but told her not to look at him. After a disagreement, Cupid had left and Psyche was made immortal by Jupiter so that Cupid and she could be together throughout time.