Venus eros and psyche
But you are not to advance through that dark region altogether empty-handed, but carry in both hands barley-cakes baked in sweet wine, and have between your lips twin coins. As she passed along, the people sang her praises, and strewed her way with chaplets and flowers. Psyche, henceforth frowned upon by Venus, derived no benefit from all her charms. At that moment Ceres [Demeter] and Juno [Hera] came up with her. On the winged god's shoulders his dewy wings gleamed white with flashing brilliance; though they lay motionless, the soft and fragile feathers at their tips fluttered in quivering motion and sported restlessly. As she leaned the lamp over to have a better view of his face, a drop of burning oil fell on the shoulder of the god. Next is Elaine from Arthurian legend , who carries the shield of Lancelot, who spurns her love causing her to die of her grief.
The Tale of Cupid and Psyche
The moment Venus laid eyes on Psyche, she flew into a terrible rage. However, Psyche discovered that even with the help, she was still unable to accomplish all she was charged with. At the touch she awoke, and opened eyes upon Cupid himself invisible , which so startled him that in his confusion he wounded himself with his own arrow. The dishes laid for dinner gave her to understand that all was set for her refreshment, so she gladly reclined there. All admired her godlike appearance, but the admiration was such as is accorded to an exquisitely carved statue. When the night was well advanced, a genial sound met her ears. Why should I postpone or shrink from the arrival of the person born for the destruction of the whole world?
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There are many versions of the story of Cupid and Psyche. We are speaking of Cupid, the God of Love. She has not even a notion of how to enjoy such abundant blessings. Her father in discourse turned to an oracle of Apollo for advice. Today, Cupid and Psyche still symbolise everlasting love - as can be seen by the numerous images of them that appear on Valentine's cards. Though her parents wept grievously, she kept her courage and said she was glad the time had come.
You can rest assured that I shall welcome you as a good mother-in-law should. But the beauty of the youngest girl [Psyche Psykhe ] was so special and distinguished that our poverty of human language could not describe or even adequately praise it. All pretence was at an end; she saw clearly that she was being driven to her immediate doom. If she has as handsome a husband as she claims, no woman living in the whole world is more blessed. But Venus was affronted that the insults which she sustained were treated so lightly.