And how could he not be? This is the story of how Eros himself once fell in love with someone; and how that someone was willing to do anything not to lose him. Once upon a time there lived in the West parts a king and a queen who had three daughters, all of them beautiful beyond belief. However — thinking her an embodiment or an unknown daughter of Aphrodite — nobody had even dared to ask for the hand of Psyche , who, consequently, started hating herself for her own beauty. Little did the king and queen knew — and even less did Psyche — that the god described by the oracle was none other than Eros. Soon after she was left alone on the craggy mountaintop, the frightened Psyche was lifted by Zephyrus, the West Wind, who wafted her gently down into a deep valley, and laid her even gentler in a bed of most sweet and fragrant flowers.
The Myth of Cupid and Psyche
Mythman's Psyche Page One
The following two tables show the position of Eros and Psyche by sign. Simply find your date of birth in the Eros table to determine the sign Eros was in when you were born. Then, scroll down to the Psyche table to find the sign Psyche was in when you were born. If you were born on a cusp that is, your birth date falls on a date that presents a cut-off between signs , you cannot know the exact sign by using these tables. For situations that are not very clear, click here.
Cupid and Psyche
She was once a mortal princess whose extraordinary beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite Roman Venus when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl. Aphrodite commanded Eros make Psykhe fall in love with the most hideous of men but the god instead fell in love and carried her off to his hidden palace. Eros hid his true identity and told Psykhe she must never gaze upon his face. Her jealous sisters, however, tricked her into disobeying and the angry god forsook her. Psykhe searched the world for her lost love and eventually came into the service of Aphrodite.
Long, long ago a king had three daughters. Psyche, who was the youngest of the three daughters, was so incredibly beautiful that people in her village and outlying areas STOPPED praying to Aphrodite , taking Psyche for the Goddess of Beauty instead. That wasn't too good, because Aphrodite got mighty pissed off, and when that happens, you don't want to be on her bad side.