Dec 21, · Originally, Cupid was known as Eros (love). Eros was a primordial being, thought to have arisen out of Chaos, along with Tartarus the Underworld and Gaia the Earth. Later Eros became associated with the love goddess Aphrodite, and he is often spoken of as Aphrodite's son Cupid, most notably in the myth of Cupid and Psyche. Eros, son of Aphrodite, was the personification of intense love desire and he was depicted throwing arrows to people in order to hit their heart and make them fall in love. Psyche, a beautiful maiden, personifies the human soul.
Jan 14, · Cupid filled two amber vases, one from each fountain, and suspending them from the top of his quiver, hastened to the chamber of Psyche, whom he found asleep. He shed a few drops from the bitter fountain over her lips, though the sight of her almost moved him to pity; then touched her side with the point of his arrow. This winged young man who has just landed on a rock where a girl lies unconscious, is the god Eros – Cupidin Latin – and can be recognized by his wings and his .
Nov 04, · How Cupid and Psyche Met Psyche was worshiped for her beauty in her homeland. This drove Aphrodite mad, so she sent a plague and let it be known that the only way the land could get back to normal was to sacrifice Psyche. The king, who was Psyche's father, tied Psyche up and left her to her death at the hands of some presumed fearsome monster. The young princess Psyche is both surprised and aroused by the first kiss of Cupid, who is invisible to her. The antique myth depicted here is a love story but also a metaphysical allegory: Psyche is a personification of the human soul. The work, painted in by Gérard, a former pupil of David.
Sep 30, · One of the most notable stories in this mythology was that of Cupid, or Eros, and his wife Psyche. While the story can be recognized in art from the Classical era in Greece, no written record survives until Roman writers attributed the story to Cupid. Eros is the god of erotic love, and Psyche is the goddess of the soul. Knowledge of their positions by sign can give us insight into how individuals express their erotic and romantic impulses, and the type of sexual and romantic chemistry that is generated between two people.