Psyche’s beauty surpasses that of Aphrodite, who may be seen as representative of the collective consensus stuck in old ways and refusing to grow.
Aphrodite resents Psyche’s beauty and in response seeks vengeance. She enlists the help of her son (and lover), Eros, to shoot one of his arrows at her so that she will be "consumed with passion for a man who will bring her endless agony.
Thank you to Jaymasee at Deviant art for her help with this beautiful image of “Eleanor”…
Also to mizzd-stock (Ida Mary Walker) at DeviantArt for the image used for the character Psyche (within the plume of water.)