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About the Myth of Cupid and Psyche

By February 10, 2013

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Wall Fragment with Cupids and Psyche making Perfume Roman A.D. 50-75 Fresco.
Picture: Wall Fragment with Cupids and Psyche making Perfume Roman 50-75 CE Fresco, by mharrsch.
Photographed at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California.

About the Myth of Cupid and Psyche

Cupid and Psyche is one of the great love stories of the ancient world and it even has a happy ending. It's also a myth where a heroine must show her mettle and come back from the dead. The story has been deservedly popular with psychologists (it does after all, deal with a human psyche), as well as C.S. Lewis.

Read background about the Myth of Cupid and Psyche, the story itself in an old Public Domain English translation, and the story retold.


February 15, 2011 at 4:08 am
(1) K. Bender says:

If you want to know about the popularity of this topic in the iconography of Venus in Italy, France and the Low Countries from the Middle Ages to Modern Times, see my website, its Topical Catalogs and more specifically my Research Paper 5 (2011), entitled: ‘Time Distribution, Popularity, Diversity and Productivity of the Iconography of Venus in the Low Countries, France and Italy’. All can be downloaded free under the Creative Commons License Deed.
K. Bender

February 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm
(2) bill says:

What was CS Lewis’ interest?


February 15, 2011 at 7:43 pm
(3) NS Gill says:

In the article about the myth of Cupid and Psyche I provide a link to his book. It’s another retelling. I think I’ve read it more times than any other book.

January 22, 2012 at 11:45 am
(4) toinette says:

why were cupid and psyche kissing…in the kiss.

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