Welcome to the Cult of Cupid, the most unique and advanced numerology calculator in the world that puts the "field" of numerology miles ahead of where it stood before. Cult of Cupid allows you to - very in-depth - analyze yourself, a lover, couples and even large groups involving many dozens of partners, friends, classmates, or colleagues along the lines of numerology.
But wait, what is numerology? Basically, instead of having you yourself, a friend, or a psychologist determine what your character is based on a cognitive and analytical process, numerology looks at your date of birth, name and full birth name to determine your "soul-given", innate character traits and, certainly today, how you are able to "vibe" with those around you. It's like a tool provided to us by the universe to help steer us into the right direction. It's not too specific, but certainly also not too vague.
Is numerology superstition? Maybe. Is it fun? Absolutely. Helpful? Considering numerology will get people to analyze themselves, most certainly. However, maybe you will also be very surprised about the results of your own self-analysis. Or about the fact how much more natural and easy-going relationships are in which the individuals have a very high degree of numerological compatibility. In other words, just give numerology a try. Analyze yourself, analyze your friends, look at the compatibility between all of you, and go to the FAQ and manual if you're looking for additional information.
Above all, remember to have fun.
Of course, quite luckily there are a good number of scientists and skeptics among us who will not be able to appreciate the "fun" aspect of numerology. In that case, I will happily invite them to set up their own scientific experiments, because the tools Cult of Cupid offers are perfect for that and, in fact, were designed to make scientific analyses so much more easy to carry out. So go use these tools. Test numerology all you like. My personal favorite would be to just cram a group of people with extremely high compatibility into a house and down the street do the same with people who have the most impossibly incompatible numbers. Should make for great television and, with the right questions asked, should lead soon enough to statistically significant variations. Or maybe not. Let's see.
Obviously, the Cult of Cupid really does terrible as a cult. It prefers its members to think for themselves and help improve the information on this website. More than a few unknowns exist in numerology, which can only be figured out by generating a large amount of sampling data and having people describe their experiences and observations. Hence, feedback is always welcome.
Cupid and the Erotes
The Erotes from ancient Greek mythology revolve around Eros (Cupid) and Aphrodite (Venus), respectively the god and goddess of beauty, love, hetero and homosexual sex, romance, and anything related to it.
The brothers of Eros - Anteros, Himeros and Pothos - also belong to the Erotes and represent various overlapping aspects of love: desire, rejection, absence, jealousy, retribution, etc.
While Eros was originally described by poets as Hesiod (700 B.C.) as a primordial god who created mankind, he and his brothers were later seen as the sons of love goddess Aphrodite (Venus) and god of war Ares (Mars). While Ares did not have any affiliation with the concept of love, it can be argued that he is an embodiment of untamed and very physical male sexual energy, with Aphrodite representing his more sensitive female counterpart.
The most closely related gods to the Erotes are Apollo and Dionysus (Bacchus), who respectively stand for artistry and partying. Apollo is linked to male beauty, music, poetry, and sunlight. Dionysus is primarily affiliated with excesses involving wine, food, trance states, theater, and sex. Of course, alongside the physical attraction represented by Aphrodite and Ares, artistry and partying can also be considered aphrodisiacs.
Keep in mind that anyone is quite free to interpret the ancient Greek myths as they see fit, as they're just archetypes and symbolic representations of various aspects of nature and man. In the Cult of Cupid universe deities as Venus and Aphrodite are seen as separate goddesses. We can even throw the Egyptian Hathor or Babylonian Astarte in the mix.
In the Cult of Cupid Apollo and certainly Dionysus are also considered part of the Erotes, more so even than Ares. The close link between Dionysus and the Erotes arguably already existed in ancient Greece. Pothos, for example, was regularly depicted holding vine twigs or a wreath of vines similar to Dionysus, indicating he liked a good party.