1 : the Roman god of erotic love — compare eros. 2 not capitalized : a figure that represents Cupid as a naked usually winged boy often holding a bow and arrow.
What is Cupid an example of?
The definition of Cupid was the god of love in Greek mythology, often shown as a naked winged cherub as an angel of love. An example of Cupid is the winged naked baby character who is shown on valentines with a bow and arrow. (rom.
Why do they call it Cupid?
They named him Cupid, a synonym for Eros that also translates to “desire.” (His mother was likewise Venus, the Roman version of the Greek Aphrodite.) For the Romans, the character of Cupid was always a cherubic little boy who followed his mothers wishes to make people fall in love.