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Cupid Buttons

Cupid Buttons

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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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Since 1972 Quick Silver Mint has been creating authentic handmade medallions, available through their catalog and at festivals throughout the United States. Now the designs are available here as buttons. An understanding of the symbols may inspire you and enhance your journey of self-discovery. Each has its origin in ancient stone carvings, pottery, or other artifacts and many were inspired by myth and legend. We have spent over 30 years researching and creating magical jewelry based on symbols from around the world. We are very proud to mint over 100 designs. If you want to learn