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.
The goddess commanded her perform a series of seemingly impossible tasks which culminated in a journey to the
Psykhe was afterwards reunited with Eros and the couple were married in a ceremony attended by all the gods.
Psycological Interpretations of the Eros and Psyche Myth