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"If I can but feel that you are with me on this, the most important and trying task of my life, I pledge with all my heart I shall try to make Scarlett O’hara live as you described her in your brilliant book." -Vivien Leigh’s telegram to Margaret Mitchell, January 1939.
MYTHOLOGY SERIES: CUPID (Roman/Classical Myth):
Cupid was the Roman god of love and desire and the son of the love goddess, Venus. He was depicted as a beautiful but wanton boy who was armed with a quiver full of ‘arrowed desires’. Some of his arrows were also known to turn people away from those who fell in love with them.
According to one myth, Venus was jealous of Psyche (‘the soul’) and told Cupid to make her love the ugliest man alive. However, Cupid fell in love with Psyche and visited her every night while he was invisible. He told her not to try and see him, but overcome by curiosity she did try and he left her.
Psyche searched the world for Cupid until Jupiter granted her immortality so that she could be Cupid’s constant companion. The couple’s daughter was named Voluptas (Pleasure).
Cupid is winged, allegedly, because lovers are flighty and likely to change their minds, and boyish because love is irrational. His symbols are the arrow and torch, “because love wounds and inflames the heart.”
Cupid carries two kinds of arrows, one with a sharp golden point, and the other with a blunt tip of lead. A person wounded by the golden arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire, but the one struck by the lead feels aversion and desires only to flee. The use of these arrows is described by the Latin poet Ovid in the first book of his Metamorphoses.
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