It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… definitely not Superman.
We bring you not one, but two Cupids!
Devon and Rayil as vessels of love for your Valentine’s Day.
Ready and armed with the arrows of passion even if a bit unorthodox according to classical mythology. But passer-by be warned, their arrows are as strong as advertised!
No big boxes of candy nor shiny material gifts, this should be all about arrows!
According to literature and depictions, Cupid’s arrows come in two very different types, one is a sharp golden tip and the other is blunt and made of lead. While the golden one will make you lose control over your desires, the blunt type will create aversion and makes you run away. A great example of their effect is in the story of Apollo who taunted Cupid by calling him a lesser archer and as a result got shot by the golden arrow while the object of Apollo’s desire- Daphne, a naiad /water nymph- was shot by the blunt arrow, making her constantly deny and flee from Apollo’s advances. But the moment he corners her, she prays to her father- the river god Peneus- and she turns into a laurel tree. Which in turn becomes a sacred tree for Apollo. Not the ideal outcome of a love affair in our book…
There’s also a variation of the different effects regarding the different metals of the arrow. Gold for a gentle smite: easily cured; silver and steel will not be so kind as the resulting wounds of that love will never heal.
Other trivia mentions spicier imagery and symbology, but we rather keep this mild and PG.
And let’s also ignore that on our illustration, Devon might’ve just committed a self-critical shot right there. Rayil doesn’t mind♥
So in a nutshell…
Yes, it’s better to never cross a Cupid, just in case.
★Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, and stay inspired★