Eros (Cupid) is the god of passion, desire, and (sometimes) love. He's Captain Mojo. When you hear a god described like that, you might think that any story he pops up in will end happily. Two people will meet, fall in love, skip through fields of flowers, make babies, and all that good stuff. However, this is hardly ever what goes down when Eros comes a knockin'. Instead, the mischievous little guy causes trouble everywhere he goes – sometimes, for no better reason than his own personal amusement.
Cupid (my Roman name), Captain Love, Mr. Moro, Lover Boy, Passion Patrol, Cupido, Love Machine
All the time...JK! I'm a boy.
I'm the god of passion, desire, and lust. Are you jealous? You should be. Also, I'm Aphrodite's right-hand man.
Make love not war. Actually, war is alright as long we make love while we do it.
The Erotes: Anteros, Himeros, Pothos. There are more, but I forget all their names. They're all just trying to copy off of me anyway.
With Psyche: Voluptas, the goddess of pleasure, and we're oh so proud of her.
Everybody loves me (except for Apollo sometimes)
Married to Psyche (she's hawt)
"Love sought is good, but given unsought is better."
Otis Redding, Try a Little Tenderness
Eros is easy to identify – how many guys do you know who fly around naked, with a bow and a quiver full of arrows? If you see him, though, hide. Or else you might get stung by one of his love arrows.
Age: Young man or baby
Build: Slim as a young man, extremely pudgy as a baby
Hair color: Light brown, blond, or strawberry blond
Facial hair: None
Jewelry and accessories: Wings
Type of weapon: Bow and arrows
Known hangouts: Eros is known to loiter around the woods, looking for young people to shoot with his love arrows.
Escape vehicle: Eros' wings allow him fly away from crime scenes.
Dec 20, 1961
"Cupid, draw back your bow and let your arrow go/ Straight to my lover's heart, for me…" In this song by Sam Cooke, the singer begs Cupid for a bit of help in his love life. (Check out the song here.) Amy Winehouse also did a great cover of the song. (Listen to it here.)
Dec 20, 1987
Cupid entered the Marvel universe in an Avengers comic book in 1987. He has an unbelievable superhero outfit and Fabio-like blond hair.
Dec 20, 1997
"I'm only sayin' what's in my heart/ Cupid doesn't lie …" This one is a song by 112. (Listen to the full song here.)
Dec 20, 1998 - Dec 20, 2019
This old TV series from ABC has a pretty crazy premise: "Trevor Hale is attractive, witty, uncommonly intelligent - and he may be Cupid, the Greco-Roman god of erotic love. Probably not, but he thinks so. Trevor's insistence that he is Cupid lands him in a mental hospital, where he meets psychologist Claire Allen, a renowned authority on romance. Trevor tells Claire that he has been stripped of his godly powers by Zeus, and exiled from Mount Olympus as a punishment for arrogance. To win his way back among the gods, Trevor must unite 100 couples in everlasting love, without his bow and arrows." The series was remade in 2009.
Dec 20, 2019
"You'll always be mine, Cupid only misses sometimes …" Cupid inspires yet another song – this one by Jack Johnson. (Listen to it here.)
Dec 20, 2019
In this Gym Class Heroes song, Cupid doesn't always play nice. He also makes an appearance in the music video.
Dec 20, 2019
"And Cupid has done it again." Songs named Cupid never get old. Lloyd joins the list of artists who have written songs about Cupid. (Listen to the song here.)