John is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in History and researches mythology and folklore in his free time. Eros, son of Aphrodite, was a dutiful son and devout mischief maker. What fun there was to be had in power of love! And of course, what opportunities for revenge.
Psyche, Eros, and Their Relationship With Aphrodite | Owlcation
The great Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite , was born from the foam near the island of Cyprus, for which reason she is referred to as "the Cyprian. Not only did she love the men and gods in her life, but her sons and grandchildren, as well. Sometimes her possessive instincts led her too far. When her son Cupid found a human to love -- one whose beauty rivaled hers -- Aphrodite did all in her power to thwart the marriage. Psyche was worshiped for her beauty in her homeland.
Cupid and Psyche also Amor or Eros and Psyche is old Greek myth, first written by Apuleius in second century, although the story is probably much older at least sculptures are. I find this myth interesting because we can recognize patterns of at least two popular fairy tales in it. We have to start with Aphrodite in Roman mythology Venus.
A certain king and queen had three daughters. The charms of the two elder were more than common, but the beauty of the youngest was so wonderful that the poverty of language is unable to express its due praise. The fame of her beauty was so great that strangers from neighboring countries came in crowds to enjoy the sight, and looked on her with amazement, paying her that homage which is due only to Venus herself. In fact Venus found her altars deserted, while men turned their devotion to this young virgin.