Cupid - Good Luck Minis®

No. 100036

by Safari Ltd
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • Cupid may be small, but he holds great power. His name means desire, and a prick from his arrow creates uncontrollable desire in the receiver. His wings represent the flightiness of love, and he appears as a young boy because love is sometimes rash, as young boys are known to be.
  • Scientific Name: Cupid
  • Characteristics: This tiny figure represents the classic winged Cupid, a chubbier version that would have been recognized by the Greeks. The little guys are perfect for wedding favors, engagement parties, or Valentine’s gifts.
  • Size and Color: As often portrayed in Greek and Roman art, Cupid has the fair skin of a child, with light hair. The figure is about the size of a grape.
  • Cupid is part of the Good Luck Minis® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    Cupid is the Roman name for the Greek god Eros, whose name means desire. Cupid was the child of Venus, known to the Greeks as Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. Some stories give him no father, while others name Mars, Roman god of war, as his father. Cupid appears in many myths, often as the tiny stone that starts an avalanche. He caused the queen of Carthage to fall in love with Aeneas in the Roman epic Aeneid. The image of cupid survives with such great popularity today simply because it never fell out of style. The Romans used the image, and the winged god of desire was still seen hundreds of years later in Medieval art. As a symbol of love, its popularity remains great even today.

    • Recommended Age: 5+
    • Size in cm: 20.25 L x 25.5 H
    • Size in inches: 7.97 L x 10.04 H
    • UPC: 095866001735