With Valentines Day a little over a week away, you will be seeing many items with Cupid on them. So we know who Cupid is, but how did this little baby-faced cherub come to symbolize Valentines Day. Well, I decided to do some investigative work and find out!
In Roman mythology, Cupid was the son of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love. Cupid is the god of affection. If he pierces your heart with his golden arrow, you fall deeply in love.
However, during the 14th to 17th centuries, artists began creating paintings that depicted Cupid as a baby angel. In the late 1800’s, Valentines Day cards began appearing using this version of Cupid as a flying infant whose arrows would cause people to fall deeply in love. This is the version of Cupid that we are most familiar with and associate with Valentines Day! So there is your answer! Interesting!