Question: What Were the 4 Tasks Psyche Had to Complete?
The taskmaster in the story of Cupid and Psyche was Cupid's mother, the love goddess Venus or Aphrodite. Venus had never liked Psyche, so the opportunity of putting her to a series of tests gave Venus a chance to demand the seemingly impossible. In order for Psyche to win back her husband, Cupid, Venus set 4 seemingly impossible tasks before Psyche:
- sorting out a huge pile of seeds
- retrieving the Golden Fleece,
- filling a flask from the water that fills the River Styx, and
- returning from the Underworld with a box of the beauty ointment of Proserpina (aka Persephone).
Cupid is also known as Amor or Eros, words for love.
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