toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

Cupid
used in Beastly

7 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
Roman mythology:  god of love; a small, winged boy whose arrows make those struck fall in love
  • Psyche marries handsome Cupid, but since he only comes to her after dark, her sisters persuade her that he is a monster.
    Author's Note (23% in)
Cupid = Roman mythology:  god of love; a small, winged boy whose arrows make those struck fall in love

(editor's note:  Although he is primarily thought of as a chubby, winged boy in popular culture, the tale of he and Psyche is from an earlier period when he was thought of as a strikingly handsome.)
  • These are the ones in the pot with the cupid's face on it.
    Part 3 – The Castle (51% in)
  • The ones in the cupid pot were white.
    Part 3 – The Castle (52% in)
  • In several versions, including one by the Brothers Grimm, the Beast is human by night but an animal by day, and in this way, the tale is similar to the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche, where Psyche marries handsome Cupid, but since he only comes to her after dark, her sisters persuade her that he is a monster.
    Author's Note (24% in)
  • Cupid and Psyche is perhaps the earliest variant on this tale.
    Author's Note (27% in)
  • In Cupid and Psyche, Psyche, when she leaves Cupid, must go on a quest to get him back.
    Author's Note (28% in)
  • In Cupid and Psyche, Psyche, when she leaves Cupid, must go on a quest to get him back.
    Author's Note (29% in)

There are no more uses of "Cupid" in Beastly.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Encyclopedia Mythica ArticleWikipedia ArticlePictures — Google Images®