It would be impossible for the Greeks, a people who so loved the natural beauty and pulchritude, not to invent a deity who protects and personifies those values. For this reason, Aphrodite was symbolizing the eternal beauty and sexual desire. The most prevalent myth about her origin is that she was born on a coast of Cyprus. From there the wind Zephyrus with a gentle gust pushed her to the sea, into the white-crested waves.
November 12, The Greek Mythology has been my favorite book since secondary school. I used to sleep with it under my head and memorized every little tale by heart. To me it is the best literary work ever made and the best stories ever told. Mind you, ancient people were the lucky ones.
This is my favorite romance of all time. There are many versions for this legend. That was a truly beautiful one.
Psyche was the little daughter among the 3 princesses of a king. She was left alone in a mountain, but no serpent came as said.
She only felt a cool breeze taking her to a magnificent palace where she was served like a queen by invisible servants.
Her husband only came to her at night and she never saw his face. However, she also quietly fell in love with him. Then one day her husband allowed her to receive her two sisters as guests but he told her not to listen to them and try to find out who he was: They persuaded Psyche that her husband was actually a serpent and prompted her to kill him to save herself.
Psyche was so naive that her faith was totally shaken by the evil words from her Greek mythology love. One night Greek mythology love waited for her husband to sleep soundly and came back with a lamp.
She was deeply touched and her hands were trembling so hard that she dropped a bit oil from the lamp on his shoulder and awoke him. She loved her husband with all her heart and decided to go to look for him.
Days, months and years passed by but she found no sight of her beloved husband. Thus, Psyche decided to search for Venus herself to beg her permit to meet Cupid again. Then one day she finally met with Psyche. The envious Goddess thought she would challenge Psyche with difficult tasks so that she would either die or become so old and ugly that Cupid would not love her anymore.
She asked Psyche to separate a mess of grains; then to get some wool from the vicious golden sheep; and then bring back some water from the River Styx, the river lay between the mortal land and the Underworld.
Psyche went on her long journey again and was shown how to go to the Underworld and come back alive by an old tower. Many days and difficulties went by and finally she met with Proserpina and had a piece of her beauty to put in a small box to go back to Venus. However, on the way back Psyche was curious and also she wanted to take a bit of that piece to beautify herself before seeing Cupid again.
She opened the box but instead of something visible there was only an infernal sleep that took over her and get her into an eternal sleep that nobody could wake up from.
Luckily, Cupid had found the way out of his locked room. He had forgiven his wife and was flying around to look for her. He found Psyche sleeping and wiped out the sleep on her face. After hearing everything Psyche had been through, the God decided that she were allowed to be married to an immortal God and became a Goddess.
And so that was the end of the story. Or no, not yet. Besides, I think she was quite blind too. Say, if she became ugly and old would Cupid still love her? And it was also amazing how Cupid accused Psyche of dishonesty and untrustworthiness. It was clear that he was actually the one who started all the lies.
And during her long journey where was he? Did he do anything? He only appeared at the end of the road being the prize for her difficult days. And mind you, even when Psyche opened that little box she also thought of him, how happy he would be if his wife became more beautiful.Eros was the Greek god of love, son of Aphrodite and either Ares or Hermes.
In some myths, he was considered a primordial god, a child of Chaos, who b. Aug 21, · Did you know? Many consumer products get their names from Greek mythology. Nike sneakers are the namesake of the goddess of victory, for example, and the website torosgazete.com is named after the race.
Aphrodite (Venus) - Greek Goddess of Love, Beauty, Pleasure, and Procreation. Aphrodite is an Olympian Goddess and the lawful wife of Greek God Hephaestus. Greek Heroes of Ancient Greece. Names with pronunciation, descriptions, images and myths.
Aug 21, · Watch video · Greek Mythology: The Olympians At the center of Greek mythology is the pantheon of deities who were said to live on Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece. From their perch, they ruled. Roman name Venus.
See The Olympians for more information and another picture; also this picture.. Aphrodite was the goddess of love. The Romans called her Venus (hence the famous armless statue known as the Venus de Milo).