Yet Esmerelda was not satisfied to simply forget the joys of love. Taking hold of one of Cupid's arrows, the young saint set out for a nearby town, hoping to experience the jubilant emotion if but one more time. Pricking herself on the enchanted arrowhead, Esmerelda was immediately enamored by a nearby youth. And, as she had forgotten what it was like to be in such passionate throes, so intoxicating was the experience she had soon launched an arrow towards him as well.
Esmerelda is an English and Spanish variant of a Greek, Spanish, English, German, and Italian feminine name Esmeralda. Derived from the Spanish name of the gemstone esmeralda which means "emerald", which is itself from the Latin smaragdus "green stone".