You're reading Aonghus, posted on Monday, June 16th, 2008 at 1:39 pm in Celtic Mythology, Gods, on BrainBloggers at the Mythology blog. More after the jump.

Aonghus is the Celtic god of love. In other words it is a cupid figure. Aonghus was a love child of both Boann and Dagda. He decided to carry on the tradition to become a love god and at a young age he learned to play the harp and to woo the ladies with his smooth lyrics.

To sustain his reputation as a romantic he ran off with Etain the wife of his stepbrother Midir.

Pursuing the loves and doves side, four of these lovebirds were often to be seen circling above the curly head of this holy heartthrob. These are the symbols used for kisses at the end of love letters. xxxx. More than four and they will most likely go to waste.