Question: What Were the 4 Tasks Psyche Had to Complete?
Answer: 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).
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