Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Once-Mighty Cupid Has Fallen Far

How far Cupid has fallen in majesty and dignity, perhaps a sentence ordained by the gods for all the little archer's mischievous plots of unrequited love.

Once a stately, fully matured, celestial Greek god -- the incarnation of all that was masculine beauty and passionate love -- Cupid today is a toddleresque, bare-bottomed matchmaker.

When did the esteemed, paradoxical god of love and war become a spokesman for a commercialized holiday? And when did he cast his lot with the lower tier of holiday mascots, the likes of Baby New Year. Full Story

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