Ancient Greek and Roman Myths Notes
Psyche – a beautiful girl, whom Eros
fell in love with and married. He had to hide her from his mother Aphrodite,
who was jealous of and vindictive to beautiful women. Jealousy, vindictiveness,
and fear of people and gods brought on poor Psyche a lot of mishaps. The
end of the story, however, is happy – Zeus
granted Eros his permission to marry the mortal Psyche, and Psyche was
reconciled with Aphrodite.
See: William-Adolphe Bouguereau.
The Abduction of Psyche.
Sir Edward Burne-Jones Cupid
Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Psyche
Showing Her Sisters Her Gifts from Cupid.
Maurice Denis. The Story of Psyche.
Anthony van Dyck Cupid
and Psyche, also known as
Receiving Her First Kiss of Love.
The Bath of Psyche.