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Cupid

Cupid

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Playful Cupid with his arrows is a classic symbol of “Valentine’s Day”, piercing the hearts of lovers with sweet desire.

However, the plump Cupid of today is a far cry from the original Latin Cupido, a name for Eros, the Greek god of love and child of Aphrodite. The God of love in India was called Kama, and he was also portrayed with a bow and arrow; however, Kama was a fierce and beautiful youth, with arrows in his quiver that had names like “agony” “fire” and “madness”. The notion of sexual desire as a holy impulse, connected with rhythms of the earth, fertility, and the cycles of the gods themselves, is difficult for us, as we have inherited religious mythologies that emphasize celibacy or chastity, and view lust as sinful Yet Cupid is an acknowledgement of the power of desire, and during the Renaissance it was fashionable to paint Cupids around images of a lover’s tryst, or at a wedding.

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All medallions are 1" in diameter.

We also press 24K Gold (provided by the customer). Contact Us for recommended sources of gold and physical specifications of gold blanks.

We do patina and polish all medallions that we ship out. Please see product photos and our Instagram or Facebook for examples of the look. We understand that additional services are provided at the Fairs and Festivals, but we cannot facilitate those services. 

Want to know more about the meaning of each of the symbols? Please check out the Learn More section! Or do you want more information about ordering at a fair or festival? Please see our Design Brochure.