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Cupid and Psyche

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Cupid and Psyche
Zach Mckinney
Sean Collins
Born a mortal
Very beautiful
"Psyche, excelled her sisters so greatly that beside them she seemed a very goddess consorting with mere mortals." (pg. 121)
She became a goddess when she married Cupid
She became goddess of the soul
Cupid (Eros)
He is the god of love
Son of Venus
Carries a bow and arrows
When an arrow hits someone in the heart they fall in love

Other Characters
Venus (Aphrodite)
: mother of Cupid
goddess of love and beauty
Jupiter (Zeus):
King of Roman gods

Psyche had 3 sisters
She was beautiful
Psyche made Venus jealous
Venus sent Cupid to make her fall in love with a despicable creature
Psyche did not fall in love with a beast
Apollo told her father to leave Psyche on a hill because she was supposed to find her husband there
She fell asleep on the hill and woke up by a palace
She could not see Cupid, but only hear his voice
Her sisters envied everything she had
Her sisters came up with a plan for her to kill Cupid
Psyche wondered why she was unable to see him
She spilled hot wax on him at night causing him to run off
Psyche went to Venus
Venus gave Psyche many tasks
Psyche had to:
Sort seeds
Collect shining wool from sheep
Put water in a flask from the river Styx
Fill a box with some of Proserpine's beauty
When Cupid's injuries healed he went to find psyche
Cupid made sure that Venus would give them no trouble anymore by talking to Jupiter
A meeting with the gods occurred
Cupid and Psyche were formally married
Jupiter gave Psyche ambrosia to make her immortal
They lived happily ever after
People go to incredible lengths to get something they want even if they don't succeed when they first try.
Research Task
In another version of Cupid and Psyche, it said,
After that he was departed, and the night past away, Psyche lamented and all the day following.
While in the book it said,
All the next day she passed in weeping, thinking of her sisters and herself unable to comfort them. She was even in tears when her husband came and even his caresses could not cheek them.
(pg. 125)
Research Task
In our story, it uses the Roman gods and goddesses and in the other story it uses the greek gods and goddesses.
“Psyche, Greek goddess of the Soul.” http://www.goddessgift.com/goddess-myths/greek_goddess_psyche.htm "After....... day following."
“Cupid and Psyche.” http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/cap/cap03.htm
Hamilton, Edith. Mythology. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 1999. Print. "Psyche..............mere mortals." "All........ could not cheek them"
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