god Eros fell deeply in love with the mortal Psyche, and
took her for his wife. But in the darkness, he warned her to
upon his appearance. When she disobeyed as he slept, he was
wounded and disappeared into the night. Psyche sought help from
mother-in-law, Aphrodite, to find her husband. But Aphrodite,
Psyche’s beauty, set for her many meaningless and impossible
help from her many admirers, however, Psyche completed the tasks, only
into a deep sleep. Eros, recovered from his wounds, rescued her
convinced Zeus to make her a goddess.
looking upon her lover Eros, Psyche examined her passions
rather than live them. The bright light of the intellect turns
marriage, and the bond of the heart into a mechanical duty.
the abstract idea of love, drains Psyche of life, plunging her into an
unconscious living death. But Psyche, having proven her love, is
with Eros and immortalized into the pantheon of Olympus.
Those who worship at the alter of Psyche, the artists and poets and
lovers, know that the triumph of Psyche is the triumph of the spirit
rules and obligations.