was the son of Venus,
the goddess of love and beauty.
When Cupid shot his
little arrows into an unwary victim, that victim fell in love with the
very next person they saw!
You would not think the
gods would need help falling in love, as they seemed to do that all
the time. But his arrows worked on mortals as well as deities, which,
according to myth, caused the Romans all kinds of trouble!
Read the charming story: Cupid