Cute Cupid Facts for Kids, Valentine’s Day for Kids

  • The story of cupid is a myth
  • A myth is a traditional story or legend that is believed to be true but really isn’t.
  • In Roman mythology cupid was the son on Venus the goddess of love and beauty.  In Greek mythology her name is Aphrodite.
  • In Roman mythology Cupid also goes by the name Amor or Cupido.  In Greek mythology he also goes by Eros.
  • In poems cupid is described as a young man or boy with white wings holding a golden bow and arrow.
  • In many paintings cupid is painted as a young boy or baby nude or in a diaper.
  • The legend goes that if two people get hit with cupid’s arrow they fall in love.
  • Cupid is a symbol for Valentine’s Day, a holiday that celebrates love.
  • Cupid’s wife’s name was Psyche and his daughter was Voluptus.
The Story of Cupid and Psyche
Cupid’s mother was very jealous of Psyche because she was so beautiful.  She ordered Cupid to go to her room and shot her with one of his arrows to make her fall in love with the most horrible being in the world.  Only when Cupid went to her room he fell in love with her.  He visited Psyche every night while she was sleeping.  He told her never to look at him.  Psyche’s sisters told her that if Cupid wouldn’t allow her to look at him, he must be a monster.  Psyche could not believe that Cupid could be a monster.  When he came into her room that night she turned and looked at him.  Cupid was so angry that she looked at him that he flew away.  Psyche was so upset because she thought she lost Cupid forever.  She searched the entire world and could not find him.  The leader of the God’s, Jupiter helped Psyche by giving her the gift of immortality so her and Cupid could be together forever.  They stayed together forever and had a daughter named Voluptas.  The mural of the story is Love Conquers All.