'Psyche' roomboxJuly 25, 2010
When posting yesterday's photo, I realised that not all of you have seen my Psyche roombox. I made it a few years ago after a painting...
When posting yesterday's photo, I realised that not all of you have seen my Psyche roombox. I made it a few years ago after a painting by John William Waterhouse, 'Psyche Opening the Door into Cupid's Garden' (1904).
The story of Psyche and Cupid:
In Roman mythology Psyche is the beautiful daughter of a king. Her beauty is even compared to the beauty of Venus, the goddess of love. This infuriates Venus and she sends her son Cupid to make Psyche fall in love with the most hideous man in the world. Cupid is the winged god of love who shoots his arrows into the hearts of both mortals and gods to make them fall in love. When Cupid sees Psyche, he is completely overwhelmed by her beauty. In the confusion he gets shot by his own arrow and so falls in love with Psyche himself, greatly upsetting his mother by doing so. In an attempt to separate the two lovers and rid herself of Psyche, Venus sends Psyche away with some inhumanly difficult tasks to perform. The gods take pity on her and help her to perform all her tasks. Jupiter (de Roman chief god) sees the true love between Psyche and Cupid and decides to let Psyche drink from the nectar of the gods. This makes Psyche immortal so that Psyche and Cupid can be together forever.
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