Cupid is a major symbol for Valentine’s Day. Simply because, he’s the god of love. Cupid was willing to do anything to make his mother, Venus, happy. She sent Cupid out on a mission to make her arch rival fall in love with the ugliest living thing ever. Unfortunately, this backfired on Venus and Cupid became his own victim.
Cupid was the son of Venus and Mars. Venus didn’t like the fact that Cupid stayed a baby, therefore, she went to Themis. She said, “Love cannot grow without passion,” (Baker 81). Cupid stayed a baby until his brother, Anteros, was born. Once his brother was born Cupid felt the passion and grew into a young boy. Except when his brother left he went back to his normal state.
A king and a queen had three daughters. The youngest, Psyche, was the prettiest out of a the girls. Psyche was so pretty that people came from all over the place just to see her. They even began calling her the goddess of beauty, which was Venus. This outraged Venus and she demanded that Cupid go and shoot Psyche to make her fall in love with the ugliest thing alive.
While Cupid was in the process of shooting Psyche he accidentally brushed the arrow against his side. At first he had no clue he was hurt but he fell in love with Psyche. Because he was so in love her decided not to hurt Psyche and left.
Meanwhile, Psyche’s parents were very upset that no one was interested in her. They went to the oracle and he said the Psyche was destined to marry a monster (“Cupid and Psyche Summary”). Her parents were ordered to leave her on a mountain alone.
Psyche knew something bad was going to happen to her. While she waited Cupid sent Zephyrus to come and pick her up. He took her to a beautiful meadow filled with flowers. The curiosity got to Psyche and she wondered around looking at the beauty of nature. Eventually she reached a magnificent castle with treasures on the inside. Once she was inside a voice came from above telling her that the castle and everything in it was hers to keep. But she didn’t realize this voice belonged to Cupid.
After a while she was treated to a feast accompanied by an invisible singing chorus. Cupid came to her that night and makes her promise to never try to see what he looks like.
Soon Psyche became lonely without anyone around, she had nothing to do. She missed her sisters very much and demanded that the invisible voice send them to her. Cupid sent Zephyrus to bring Psyche her sisters. Once her sisters arrived they were astonished, they thought Psyche was dead. Her sisters eventually became jealous of Psyche and all her...