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The Tale of Cupid & Psyches

The Tale of Cupid & Psyches ( PDF eBook - Adobe PDF ) (eBook)

By Author : Lucius Apuleius 
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The first known record of the the poignant tale of Psyche's labors to reclaim the love of Cupid is recorded by Lucius Apuleius in the second century AD. When the beautiful Psyche attracts the jealous wrath of Venus, Venus sends her son Cupid to bewitch the girl and cause her to fall in love with a monster, but Cupid himself falls in love with his mother's nemesis and secretly becomes her husband. Psyche is instructed that she must never look at Cupid, for in looking at him she will lose him. Unable to resist temptation she violates this law.

Desperate to find her lost love the young woman commences a succession of grueling tasks dictated by the vengeful Venus aspiring to win him back. Unable to behold her anguish Cupid appeals to the gods. Psyche is granted immortality and the two are reunited and married.

Many have interpreted Cupid as the allegorical representation of Love and Psyche as the Soul and their union is still seen as a perfect symbol of eternal love.


eBook Details


Title: The Tale of Cupid & Psyches
Publisher: The Floating Press
Author: Lucius Apuleius
Edition: PDF
Edition: eBook , PDF
Language: English
ISBN: 1775411796-BEPDF
EAN: 9781775411796-BEPDF
Publish Date: 2008-1-1
Binding: eBook
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