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The story of Cupid & Psyché

The story of Cupid and Psyché is the greatest love story of all. Psyché, the mortal daughter of a king, incurred the wrath of Venus who saw her as a rival. Venus instructed Cupid (also known as Amor or Eros) her son with Jupiter (or Zeus) to infect Psyché’s heart with love for an outcast but Cupid fell in love with her and visited her every night in her chamber. Fearing Psyché would be unable to resist his beauty, he warned her not to look at him.

One night, overcome with curiosity and goaded by her sisters, Psyché took a lamp and shone it over Cupid, as he lay asleep. She was so startled by his beauty that she spilt a drop of hot oil on his shoulder and woke the god from his slumber. Cupid was filled with anger and betrayal at her disobedience and departed at once, leaving Psyché sad and deeply regretful. She roamed the earth in search of her lover, facing obstacles thrown in her way by Venus, until Jupiter made her immortal so she could be reunited with Cupid forever…