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Eros (Cupid) Sightings

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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

Marvel Comics

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

"Cupid's Chokehold"

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.)

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