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Mythology dates back to antiquity, but is frequently referenced in modern concepts and holidays.

One of the main symbols of Valentine’s Day has ties to a Greek god. Cupid, the god of love, is practically synonymous with the holiday!

There are also national days of the year which are dedicated to gods and goddesses. Goddess of Fertility Day, which falls on March 18, is dedicated to Aphrodite and the other fertility goddesses.

Below you can learn about the love stories of gods and goddesses too. Find out why the story of Cupid and Psyche and the story of Daphne and Apollo are so fascinating!

Goddess of Fertility Day – Learn about Aphrodite & Fertility Goddesses

With Goddess of Fertility Day approaching, it’s a good time to learn about the different fertility goddesses! This day falls annually on March 18, and is dedicated to honoring the goddesses of fertility. As this day falls in the middle of March, it occurs just days before the spring equinox, a time of rebirth and …

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Who is Cupid & How Did He Evolve Into Our Modern Valentine’s Day Cupid

Now that February is here, Valentine’s Day symbols, including a winged Valentine’s Day Cupid, are starting to appear everywhere! If you’ve ever looked at him and wondered “who is Cupid?”, get ready to find out. Cupid, a figure seemingly synonymous with love and Valentine’s Day actually has a fascinating history that connects all the way back …

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The Story of Cupid and Psyche – Greek Mythology Love Story & Retellings

Ever wonder why Cupid is associated with love (and Valentine’s Day)? He is one of the main characters in the story of Cupid and Psyche – a Greek mythology love story with a happy ending!  Most love stories in Greek and Roman mythology have unhappy endings. The Psyche and Cupid story, unlike most others (ie. …

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The Story of Daphne and Apollo – Plus Fun Facts About Apollo and Daphne

When we hear the name Cupid, images of Valentine’s Day, cubby winged babies, and true love come to mind. However, in the story of Daphne and Apollo, Cupid plays a much more sinister role. While Cupid is not the star of the Apollo and Daphne story (as he is in the story of Cupid and Psyche) …

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