In Greek mythology, Eros (Greek) or Cupid (Roman) was the god of love. He was thought to be Aphrodite’s and Ares’ son. Eros’ iconography includes a bow and arrow, which is still evocative of love, passion, and desire today. Those who are struck by Cupid’s arrow are said to be overcome with uncontrollable desire. Cupid, also known as Amor (love) in Latin, was sometimes represented with a blindfold to represent the fact that “love is blind.”

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