Sunday, February 13, 2011

Everyone's talking 'bout love

Cupid and Venus
Guillaume Seignac 

Cupid, the Roman god of erotic love, was the mischievous offspring of Venus, the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. She often disciplined Cupid for misusing his powers. When Venus jealously dispatched Cupid to foil the romance of the beautiful mortal Psyche, he fell in love with her instead. Cupid appealed to Jupiter to immortalize Psyche, and they married. In Greek mythology the allegory is played out with Eros, Aphrodite and Zeus. 

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