Don't start playing cupid on me.
Now Katie was going to think her cupid act was working.
The wife's desire to know her husband's origin is a parallel of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, and bore in medieval times a similar mystical interpretation.
CUPID (Cupido, " desire"), the Latin name for the god of love, Eros.
Cupid is generally identical with Amor.
For the story of Cupid and Psyche, see under Psyche.
In his Metamorphoses, which were based upon a Greek original, he takes the wonderful story of the adventures of Lucius of Madaura, and interweaves the famous legend of Cupid and Psyche.
Lang's Custom and Myth, " The Story of Cupid and Psyche").
Hoccleve imitated her Epitre au dieu d'amour, in his "Letter of Cupid" (Chaucerian and other Pieces, ed.
We may also mention Cupido Cruciatus, Cupid on the cross; Technopaegion, a literary trifle consisting of a collection of verses ending in monosyllables; Eclogarum Liber, on astronomical and astrological subjects; Epistolae, including letters to Paulinus and Symmachus; lastly, Praefatiunculae, three poetical epistles, one to the emperor Theodosius.
The tale, which is almost identical with the Lohengrin legend, belongs to the class of the Cupid and Psyche narratives.