Feb 15, 2010

HaPpY bElAtEd VaLeNtInEs





Now leave me alone until next year...

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Author Unknown

Pic Source: Desktop Nexus

6 comments:

Ella Unread said...

Lol, I know! Cupid was a terrible choice, it should have been Apolo! :P

Simon said...

Yes, the modern-day portrayal of Cupid as a toddler does seem rather odd, doesn’t it? Originally he was the Roman god of erotic love (the equivalent of the Greek Eros), and was depicted as a young man. But by Renaissance times Italian artists were showing him as a cherub, for reasons best known to themselves, and the image has stuck.

If you read the tale of Cupid and Psyche you’ll have a better understanding of why he was chosen as a symbol of Valentine’s Day.

Maryx said...

=D Ella! Hehe!

Simon - Thanks I'll look into it. I love interesting things like that.

Daffy said...

That is the best quote ever! I love it!

Sorry I haven't been around much. Been sick with 'cooties'. I'm on the mend though and hopefully will be able to do some catching up.

xoxo

Andhari said...

Happy valentine's day, girlie :)

Maryx said...

Take Care Daffy and get better soon!! =D

Thanks Andhari! =)