EROS & PSYCHE – PSYCHEABDUCT (love card)
This picture was created in 1895.
Apuleius wrote about Eros (roman equivalent: Amor/Cupid) and Psyche in the 2nd century AD. His writings concern the overcoming of obstacles for the love between Psyche (Soul or Breath of Life) and Eros, god of love in Greek mythology (Greek: ____ = Desire). The story is about their ultimate union in marriage.
Psyche was an awfully charming young lady, so Aphrodite (roman equivalent: Venus) was jealous of her.
The story of Eros and Psyche was readily allegorized. For Apuleius, immortality is granted to the soul of Psyche as a reward for her commitment to sexual love. The marriage of Cupid and Psyche symbolized the union of soul and God.
Since the rediscovery of Apuleiuss novel in the Renaissance, 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 and sculpture.
Card size: DIN A6 (10 x 15 cm)
Greeting card with fold and white space inside to write down any compliments, description on the backside.
Premium quality envelope inclusive.