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Monday, March 4, 2013

Vicious Valentine


            The stereotypical view of Cupid is one of an adorable, irresistibly cute, infant cherub winging his way towards couples to help people fall in love. He’s the poster child of St. Valentine’s Day, and I very much doubt he’s getting any royalties off of people using an image based on him.
            Of course, like so many things, the reality of Cupid is far, far different from the Hallmark version. Most of the reality has to do with understanding the Greek and Roman (since the Roman gods were basically the Greek gods adopted into Roman culture [Rome at the time didn’t care about copyright, they just sent in the legions to deal with troublemakers]).

Read the rest at Criminalelement (where it originally appeared on Valentine's Day).
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