Word Of The Week – Cupid

Today’s word is Cupid. We’ve all heard the word Cupid (noun) [‘kjuːpɪd] before – although I wouldn’t put it past others who probably haven’t. The first time I heard this word, I was watching a short play called ‘Cupid’s Crooked Bow’ in which ‘Cupid’ was depicted in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow which he used in striking his unsuspecting victims yet to fall in love.

In Roman mythology, Cupid means “desire”, and it’s widely known as the god of erotic love and affection and the son of the love goddess Venus.

May this Valentine season bless us with the Cupid of love and the warmth of romance, Happy Valentine’s Month!!

Please share this and make suggestions of similarly FUN words you may come across this season. I’d love to hear from you.


Bio Of Akwasi Addai

Akwasi Addai is a screenwriter, novelist and creative director. An excerpt of his novel: I Am Johnny Green, was chosen as one of the Digibook Africa top 10, you can read it at www.digibookafrica.com.

On a freelance basis, Akwasi Addai has collaborated with various film production companies and written numerous feature assignments in the Ghanaian corporate environment for companies such as Insel Communications, Power Station Ghana, Save the Girl Child Foundation and now Think Active Media. A former student of Ashesi University, he is currently the chief editor of the WeGo Innovate platform.

He is passionate about creativity and education in Ghana, and his vision is to spearhead the new wave of creative forces that are bound to put Ghana on the world stage through the portrayal of our culture.

You can like and follow Akwasi Addai on Twitter @NanaOfori_