Once upon a time, a long time ago, there lived three princesses. Psyche, the youngest, was very kind. She was also very beautiful.
Lots of formal and old English, but nevertheless the original English translation — Alas, poore Psyche. From Mr. This is the Wikipedia version of the myth:.
Although the only extended narrative from antiquity is that of Apuleius, Eros and Psyche appear in Greek art as early as the 4th century BC. Since the rediscovery of Apuleius's novel in the Renaissancethe reception of Cupid and Psyche in the classical tradition has been extensive. The story has been retold in poetry, drama, and opera, and depicted widely in painting, sculpture, and even wallpaper.
Eros, son of Aphrodite, was the personification of intense love and desire. He was depicted throwing arrows to people in order to hit their heart and make them fall in love. Some know Eros under his Roman name, Cupid.
The myth of Cupid and Psyche is one of the great love stories of the ancient world and it even has a happy ending. It's also a myth in which a heroine must prove her mettle by coming back from the dead. According to the earliest version of the tale, Psyche is a stunningly beautiful princess, the youngest and most beautiful of three sisters, so lovely that people begin worshiping her rather than the goddess Venus Aphrodite in Greek mythology.
Psyche, abandoned to her fate on the mountain top, is rescued and carried away by Zephyrus, the West Wind. Psyche is a princess so beautiful that the goddess Venus becomes jealous. In revenge, she instructs her son Cupid to make her fall in love with a hideous monster; but instead he falls in love with her himself.
Once upon a time there lived a king and queen who had three beautiful daughters. The two eldest daughters were as lovely as can be, but neither compared to the youngest, Psyche, who was the fairest girl in all the land. As she aged her beauty grew, along with her kindness and wilfulness.
Statue by W. Hoyer, Psyche was the daughter of an unknown king. Her beauty was so extraordinary that men would worship her instead of courting her.
Jean is a student of Psychology and Humanities, and uses this to explore personalities, archetypes, and symbolisms. The goddess in Greek mythology most known for both love and astonishing beauty was Aphrodite. She attracted males who were gods and men who were mortals.
She was once a mortal princess whose extraordinary beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite Roman Venus when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl. Aphrodite commanded Eros make Psykhe fall in love with the most hideous of men but the god instead fell in love and carried her off to his hidden palace. Eros hid his true identity and told Psykhe she must never gaze upon his face.