Cupid, the mythical cherub with a bow and arrow, dates back to ancient Greece. He was known as Eros, the son of
goddess of love
. In ancient Rome, he was called Cupid, son of the goddess of love, Venus. In Latin, the word
. As a messenger of his mother, the goddess of love, Cupid would shoot his gold-tipped arrows, and those struck by the arrows would fall in love.