Happy Valentine’s Day from theTUNDRA! While the mythological character Cupid has always been the unofficial mascot for Valentine’s Day, his physical depiction has changed significantly over time. Cupid was not always been portrayed as a winged child wielding a bow-and-arrow — in fact, he is the Greek counterpart to Eros, the irresistible Roman god of love. Both Cupid and Eros represented the concept of desire in their different mythologies, described as angelic beings known for their golden arrows striking their targets with intense feelings of love. Over time, Eros was adopted by the Greeks, evolving to become the mischievous child known as Cupid.
"Some Cupids kill with arrows, some with traps.” —
William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” (1623)