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Where did Cupid come from?

entertainment Updated: Feb 14, 2010 01:32 IST

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Cupid, the mythical cherub with a bow and arrow, dates back to ancient Greece. He was known as Eros, the son of


, the

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.