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Mythology: Cupid and Psyche

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Mythology: Cupid and Psyche

Mythology is a group of stories of forgotten or vague origin, basically religious or supernatural in nature, which seeks to explain or rationalize one or more aspects of the world or a society. ( Characters in mythology play a major role in the fables. Most stories are solely based upon the characters. Many of books and stories are based upon stories in mythology. Some of our current symbols we use for holidays are resembled with mythology also. For instance, we use Cupid as, this little boy with a bow and arrow to symbolize love during Valentine's Day.

In the story of Cupid and Psyche, there are three main characters; Cupid, Psyche and Cupids mother Venus also known as Aphrodite. This story is about a beautiful princess named Psyche, that grabbed the attention of every man she came into contact with. With all the men in ahhh for her, it angered the God Aphrodite, which was the goddess of love & beauty. With this much jealousy and rage toward the young girl, Venus sent her son Cupid who was the God of Love and desire, to make her fall in love with the most hideous man alive. The plan backfired, once cupid is in her presences her beauty is so desirable that he shoots himself with the arrow and he falls in love with her. She later goes to marry and live with Cupid but only sees him at night; she soon falls in love with him. She is told to not to lay her eyes upon her husband in light. She became curious and decided to look at her husband, once seeing who he was cupid, vanishes to return back to his mother, because love can't be where there is no trust. Psyche travels all over the land to find cupid but never does, so she decides to go to the Goddess Venus herself and ask for help. Venus gives her a list of almost impossible task to complete before she could ever see Cupid again. She completed the task amazingly and is reunited with Cupid



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