Cupid and Psyche: Love and Transformation

Cupid kissing Psyche

Cupid kissing Psyche

“Being deeply loved by someone
gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply
gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu

“To love is nothing.
To be loved is something.
But to be loved by the person you
love…is everything.”
Bill Russell

 

Although the love story of Cupid and Psyche has existed in oral tradition since forever and a day ago, it made its first written appearance in the Roman novel Metamorphoseon: Asinius Aureas by Lucius Apuleius in the 2nd century AD.  The longevity and popularity of the tale has led to a plethora of art through the ages depicting their romance, so I had to include just a handful of favorites in my telling of it. Continue reading

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