Eventually she approaches Aphrodite and asks for her help. When people would see her, they used to say that not even Aphrodite herself could compete Psyche. Sappho of Lesbos wrote many poems about Eros, but they are not consistent. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses. Discover the myths about the ancient gods, goddesses, demigods and heroes and the terrifying monsters and creatures they encountered on their perilous journeys and quests.
Story of Eros ***
Cupid and Psyche
Their fragile peace is ruined by a visit from Psyche's jealous sisters, who cause Psyche to betray the trust of her husband. Portrayals of Psyche alone are often not confined to illustrating a scene from Apuleius, but may draw on the broader Platonic tradition in which Love was a force that shaped the self. Translation by Eugene O'Neill, Jr. Such stories serve as a doorway to enter the world of the Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Together they had a daughter, Voluptas or Hedone meaning physical pleasure, bliss. Lewis' last work of fiction and elaborates on Apuleius' story in a modern way. When she gave Aphrodite the box, the goddess got extremely angry. He was, of course, Eros himself. Views Read Edit View history.
Psyche immediately ran after her husband. Eros, passing through the clear air, had arrived unseen and bent on mischief, like a gladfly setting out to plague the grazing heifers, the fly that cowherds call the breese. These love-gods, who afforded to artists inexhaustible subjects for the exercise of their imagination, are represented as being engaged in various occupations, such as hunting, fishing, rowing, driving chariots, and even busying themselves in mechanical labour. The betrayal From that day on, Psyche could think of nothing else but these words. He had then no hope of the girl's love, no physic for his passion; but Eros burnt him more and more with the mindbewitching fire to win mad obstinate Aura at last. He has golden wings, and a quiver slung over his shoulder, which contained his magical and unerring arrows; in one hand he bears his golden bow, and in the other a torch.