Sunday, August 29, 2010

Myths and Legends: Cupid and Psyche

Cupid and Psyche Embracing. To find out more about the story of Cupid and Psyche, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This sculpture by Antonio Canova shows a happy moment in the love story of Cupid and Psyche. You can see these other images from the Cupid and Psyche story: the moment when Cupid first discovers Psyche, and the moment when Psyche learns Cupid's identity - and at that moment, of course, she loses him. Only after many trials and challenges is Psyche able to be reunited with her beloved, as you see here.

You can also find more myths and legends for the week of August 26 - September 1 here. For more information and links to the actual javascript code, see the Myths & Legends Widget Reference Page.