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- Mythology Summary and Analysis of Cupid and Psyche
- Mythology Summary and Analysis of Cupid and Psyche
- Cupid and Psyche Script
Mythology Summary and Analysis of Cupid and Psyche
Although the only extended narrative from antiquity is that of Apuleius from 2nd century AD, Eros and Psyche appear in Greek art as early as the 4th century BC. The story of Cupid and Psyche was known to Boccaccio in c. Ever since, the reception of Cupid and Psyche in the classical tradition has been extensive.
The story has been retold in poetry, drama, and opera, and depicted widely in painting, sculpture, and even wallpaper. The tale of Cupid and Psyche or "Eros and Psyche" is placed at the midpoint of Apuleius's novel, and occupies about a fifth of its total length.
Transformed into a donkey by magic gone wrong, Lucius undergoes various trials and adventures, and finally regains human form by eating roses sacred to Isis. Psyche's story has some similarities, including the theme of dangerous curiosity, punishments and tests, and redemption through divine favor. As a structural mirror of the overarching plot, the tale is an example of mise en abyme. It occurs within a complex narrative frame, with Lucius recounting the tale as it in turn was told by an old woman to Charite, a bride kidnapped by pirates on her wedding day and held captive in a cave.
Although the tale resists explication as a strict allegory of a particular Platonic argument, Apuleius drew generally on imagery such as the laborious ascent of the winged soul Phaedrus and the union with the divine achieved by Soul through the agency of the daimon Love Symposium b.
There were once a king and queen,  rulers of an unnamed city, who had three daughters of conspicuous beauty. The youngest and most beautiful was Psyche, whose admirers, neglecting the proper worship of the love goddess Venus , instead prayed and made offerings to her.
It was rumored that she was the second coming of Venus, or the daughter of Venus from an unseemly union between the goddess and a mortal. Venus is offended, and commissions Cupid to work her revenge. Cupid is sent to shoot Psyche with an arrow so that she may fall in love with something hideous.
He instead scratches himself with his own dart, which makes any living thing fall in love with the first thing it sees. Consequently, he falls deeply in love with Psyche and disobeys his mother's order. Although her two humanly beautiful sisters have married, the idolized Psyche has yet to find love. Her father suspects that they have incurred the wrath of the gods, and consults the oracle of Apollo. The response is unsettling: the king is to expect no human son-in-law, but rather a dragon-like creature who harasses the world with fire and iron and is feared by even Jupiter and the inhabitants of the underworld.
Psyche is arrayed in funeral attire, conveyed by a procession to the peak of a rocky crag, and exposed. Marriage and death are merged into a single rite of passage, a "transition to the unknown".
The transported girl awakes to find herself at the edge of a cultivated grove lucus. Exploring, she finds a marvelous house with golden columns, a carved ceiling of citrus wood and ivory, silver walls embossed with wild and domesticated animals, and jeweled mosaic floors. A disembodied voice tells her to make herself comfortable, and she is entertained at a feast that serves itself and by singing to an invisible lyre.
Although fearful and without the proper experience, she allows herself to be guided to a bedroom, where in the darkness a being she cannot see has sex with her. She gradually learns to look forward to his visits, though he always departs before sunrise and forbids her to look upon him. Soon, she becomes pregnant. Psyche's family longs for news of her, and after much cajoling, Cupid, still unknown to his bride, permits Zephyr to carry her sisters up for a visit.
When they see the splendor in which Psyche lives, they become envious, and undermine her happiness by prodding her to uncover her husband's true identity, since surely as foretold by the oracle she was lying with the vile winged serpent, who would devour her and her child.
One night after Cupid falls asleep, Psyche carries out the plan her sisters devised: she brings out a dagger and a lamp she had hidden in the room, in order to see and kill the monster.
But when the light instead reveals the most beautiful creature she has ever seen, she is so startled that she wounds herself on one of the arrows in Cupid's cast-aside quiver. Struck with a feverish passion, she spills hot oil from the lamp and wakes him. He flees, and though she tries to pursue, he flies away and leaves her on the bank of a river. There she is discovered by the wilderness god Pan , who recognizes the signs of passion upon her.
She acknowledges his divinity numen , then begins to wander the earth looking for her lost love. Psyche visits first one sister, then the other; both are seized with renewed envy upon learning the identity of Psyche's secret husband.
Each sister attempts to offer herself as a replacement by climbing the rocky crag and casting herself upon Zephyr for conveyance, but instead is allowed to fall to a brutal death. In the course of her wanderings, Psyche comes upon a temple of Ceres , and inside finds a disorder of grain offerings, garlands, and agricultural implements. Recognizing that the proper cultivation of the gods should not be neglected, she puts everything in good order, prompting a theophany of Ceres herself.
Although Psyche prays for her aid, and Ceres acknowledges that she deserves it, the goddess is prohibited from helping her against a fellow goddess. A similar incident occurs at a temple of Juno.
Psyche realizes that she must serve Venus herself. Venus revels in having the girl under her power, and turns Psyche over to her two handmaids, Worry and Sadness, to be whipped and tortured. Venus tears her clothes and bashes her head into the ground, and mocks her for conceiving a child in a sham marriage. The goddess then throws before her a great mass of mixed wheat, barley, poppyseed, chickpeas, lentils, and beans, demanding that she sort them into separate heaps by dawn. But when Venus withdraws to attend a wedding feast, a kind ant takes pity on Psyche, and assembles a fleet of insects to accomplish the task.
Venus is furious when she returns drunk from the feast, and only tosses Psyche a crust of bread. At this point in the story, it is revealed that Cupid is also in the house of Venus, languishing from his injury.
At dawn, Venus sets a second task for Psyche. She is to cross a river and fetch golden wool from violent sheep who graze on the other side. These sheep are elsewhere identified as belonging to the Helios. For Psyche's third task, she is given a crystal vessel in which to collect the black water spewed by the source of the rivers Styx and Cocytus.
Climbing the cliff from which it issues, she is daunted by the foreboding air of the place and dragons slithering through the rocks, and falls into despair. Jupiter himself takes pity on her, and sends his eagle to battle the dragons and retrieve the water for her. The last trial Venus imposes on Psyche is a quest to the underworld itself.
She is to take a box pyxis and obtain in it a dose of the beauty of Proserpina , queen of the underworld. Venus claims her own beauty has faded through tending her ailing son, and she needs this remedy in order to attend the theatre of the gods theatrum deorum.
Once again despairing of her task, Psyche climbs a tower, planning to throw herself off. The tower, however, suddenly breaks into speech, and advises her to travel to Lacedaemon , Greece, and to seek out the place called Taenarus , where she will find the entrance to the underworld. The tower offers instructions for navigating the underworld :. The airway of Dis is there, and through the yawning gates the pathless route is revealed.
Once you cross the threshold, you are committed to the unswerving course that takes you to the very Regia of Orcus. The speaking tower warns her to maintain silence as she passes by several ominous figures: a lame man driving a mule loaded with sticks, a dead man swimming in the river that separates the world of the living from the world of the dead, and old women weaving. These, the tower warns, will seek to divert her by pleading for her help: she must ignore them.
The cakes are treats for distracting Cerberus , the three-headed watchdog of Orcus , and the two coins for Charon the ferryman , so she can make a return trip. Everything comes to pass according to plan, and Proserpina grants Psyche's humble entreaty. As soon as she reenters the light of day, however, Psyche is overcome by a bold curiosity, and can't resist opening the box in the hope of enhancing her own beauty.
She finds nothing inside but an "infernal and Stygian sleep," which sends her into a deep and unmoving torpor. Meanwhile, Cupid's wound has healed into a scar, and he escapes his mother's house by flying out of a window. When he finds Psyche, he draws the sleep from her face and replaces it in the box, then pricks her with an arrow that does no harm.
He lifts her into the air, and takes her to present the box to Venus. He then takes his case to Zeus , who gives his consent in return for Cupid's future help whenever a choice maiden catches his eye.
Zeus has Hermes convene an assembly of the gods in the theater of heaven, where he makes a public statement of approval, warns Venus to back off, and gives Psyche ambrosia , the drink of immortality,  so the couple can be united in marriage as equals. Their union, he says, will redeem Cupid from his history of provoking adultery and sordid liaisons. With its happy marriage and resolution of conflicts, the tale ends in the manner of classic comedy  or Greek romances such as Daphnis and Chloe.
The assembly of the gods has been a popular subject for both visual and performing arts, with the wedding banquet of Cupid and Psyche a particularly rich occasion. With the wedding of Peleus and Thetis , this is the most common setting for a " Feast of the Gods " scene in art. Apuleius describes the scene in terms of a festive Roman dinner party cena. Cupid, now a husband, reclines in the place of honor the "top" couch and embraces Psyche in his lap. Zeus and Hera situate themselves likewise, and all the other gods are arranged in order.
The cupbearer of Jove Zeus's other Roman name serves him with nectar, the "wine of the gods"; Apuleius refers to the cupbearer only as ille rusticus puer , "that country boy," and not as Ganymede. Liber , the Roman god of wine, serves the rest of the company. Vulcan , the god of fire, cooks the food; the Horae "Seasons" or "Hours" adorn, or more literally "empurple," everything with roses and other flowers; the Graces suffuse the setting with the scent of balsam , and the Muses with melodic singing.
Apollo sings to his lyre , and Venus takes the starring role in dancing at the wedding, with the Muses as her chorus girls, a satyr blowing the aulos tibia in Latin , and a young Pan expressing himself through the pan pipes fistula. The wedding provides closure for the narrative structure as well as for the love story: the mysteriously provided pleasures Psyche enjoyed in the domus of Cupid at the beginning of her odyssey, when she entered into a false marriage preceded by funeral rites, are reimagined in the hall of the gods following correct ritual procedure for a real marriage.
The wedding banquet was a favored theme for Renaissance art. As early as , Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti made the banquet central to his now-lost Cupid and Psyche cycle at the Villa Belriguardo , near Ferrara. The painting reflects the Rococo taste for pastels, fluid delicacy, and amorous scenarios infused with youth and beauty. The story of Cupid and Psyche was readily allegorized.
In late antiquity , Martianus Capella 5th century refashions it as an allegory about the fall of the human soul. In the version of Martianus, sexual love draws Psyche into the material world that is subject to death:  "Cupid takes Psyche from Virtue and shackles her in adamantine chains ".
The tale thus lent itself to adaptation in a Christian or mystical context. In the Gnostic text On the Origin of the World , the first rose is created from the blood of Psyche when she loses her virginity to Cupid. The temptation to interpret the story as a religious or philosophical allegory can still be found in modern scholarship; for was not Apuleius a serious Platonic philosopher? Surely Psyche by her very name represents the aspirations of the human soul — towards a divine love personified in Cupid?
Apuleius's novel was among the ancient texts that made the crucial transition from roll to codex form when it was edited at the end of the 4th century. It was known to Latin writers such as Augustine of Hippo , Macrobius , Sidonius Apollinaris , Martianus Capella, and Fulgentius, but toward the end of the 6th century lapsed into obscurity and survived what was formerly known as the " Dark Ages " through perhaps a single manuscript. One of the most popular images from the tale was Psyche's discovery of a naked Cupid sleeping, found in ceramics, stained glass , and frescos.
Mythology Summary and Analysis of Cupid and Psyche
Although the only extended narrative from antiquity is that of Apuleius from 2nd century AD, Eros and Psyche appear in Greek art as early as the 4th century BC. The story of Cupid and Psyche was known to Boccaccio in c. Ever since, the reception of Cupid and Psyche in the classical tradition has been extensive. The story has been retold in poetry, drama, and opera, and depicted widely in painting, sculpture, and even wallpaper. The tale of Cupid and Psyche or "Eros and Psyche" is placed at the midpoint of Apuleius's novel, and occupies about a fifth of its total length.
Narrator: 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. King and queen sitting at the court, looking very happy Princes crowding around Psyche, giving her gifts Prince 1: Such beauty you have, my lady. Prince 2: Yes. An extraordinary face indeed.
Cupid and Psyche Script
The preparation. The myth was adapted by many poets and writers. The story inspired many writers to compose romantic love stories.
Narrator: A certain king and queen had three daughters.
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.
ГЛАВА 115 В голове Дэвида Беккера была бесконечная пустота. Я умер. Но я слышу какие-то звуки. Далекий голос… - Дэвид. Он почувствовал болезненное жжение в боку.
Cupid and Psyche is a story originally from Metamorphoses written in the 2nd century AD by As a structural mirror of the overarching plot, the tale is an example of mise en abyme. Robert Bridge's Eros and Psyche at lab591.org: pdf or read online; Mary Tighe, Psyche or, the Legend of Love () HTML or PDF.