Amor Forgiven / Venus and Cupid / Prosper d’ Epinay

marble 1888

marble 1888

Cupid was Venus’ baby, and a naughty boy. Always shooting those love arrows into people who weren’t a good match for different reasons. And Venus herself broke the rule about the gods and goddesses not interfering in the affairs of mortals when she promised Paris the love of the most beautiful woman in the world if Paris would pick her as the most beautiful goddess. Paris gave the golden apple that was the prize to Venus and she gave Paris the love of Helen of Troy. Helen was married to the prince of Troy and when she ran away with Paris it started the Trojan War. Plus, remember the stories of how Zeus changed his appearance to disguise himself as an animal in order to seduce some woman, man or nymph? All of the gods and goddesses broke the rule. So how could Venus stay mad at Cupid for messing up people’s lives? She couldn’t stay mad at him. Cupid was just too durn cute!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sarahjanethill84
    Oct 26, 2014 @ 18:34:40

    I mean Zeus changed himself into a bull to seduce a woman. I feel like those rules are more like suggestions than law.

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  2. oneofthosephantasms
    Oct 28, 2014 @ 09:32:38

    Reblogged this on Deep in the meadow.

    Reply

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