Cupid & Psyche

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Watercolour/Pen/Pencil 210×290

The goddess Venus was jealous of the beauty a mere mortal, Psyche. Venus formed a plan to have her son Cupid strike Psyche with an arrow, so that she would fall in love with the most horrendous man on earth. Cupid fell for this mere mortal Psyche. She was so beautiful that no mortal would marry her. Her parents consulted an Oracle, who told them to leave her on the nearest mountain, since she was not meant for mortals. Cupid became her “husband” by night alone, if you know what I mean. She was never allowed to see his face. Long story short, her sisters were jealous, they set her up, she pricked herself with Cupid’s arrow, and fell in love with him without seeing his face … and awakened him just as she was about to get a quick peak. Psyche tricked her sisters and basically killed them, the she was tricked herself by Venus to go to the underworld to perform incredible tasks and fell into a deep sleep. Cupid kisses her awake, marries her and Psyche gives birth to his daughter Voluptas whose name translates as Bliss or Pleasure.

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  • Cate Townsend
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  • John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )
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  • Stephanie Smith
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  • Edzie
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  • Ming  Myaskovsky
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  • Alexandra Felgate
  • John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )
  • Rita  H. Ireland
  • John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )
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