Monday, December 1, 2008


Just so you know, it's pronounced "si-key".

I love this myth. For some reason I'm most attracted to myths about magical quests for love.

Psyche & The Love God (By Lucious Apulieous)

Once Upon a Time, there was a teen princess named Psyche who was extremely good and extremely hot. She was so hot, people said she must be the Love Goddess Aphrodite in human form.

This will be a fun train wreck.

One day, Aphrodite hears everyone saying this and gets so mad, she sends her extremely hot teenage son Cupid to make Psyche fall in love with a donkey.

Told you so.

When Cupid sees Psyche, he falls in love with her himself.

Oh no.

The next day, Psyche goes to the Oracle at Delphi, who tells her she will marry a monster.

Oh no!

Psyche goes up to the high mountain to give herself up to the monster, and the West Wind swoops down and takes her to a magnificent palace where Psyche is waited on hand and foot by day...


...and visited by a kind youth every night. He seduces her, and she comes to love him. His only rule is she never turns the light on when he's there.

Okay! That's fine, right. I mean, Psyche shouldn't have any problem with that, right?!!! Wrong.

Psyche's curiosity gets the best of her, and she lights a lamp one night. She finds her husband, Cupid, sleeping near her.

Blow out the lamp! Quick!

A drop of oil falls from the lamp onto Cupid. He wakes, and, feeling betrayed, flees.

Why excactly does he feel betrayed?

So that's all. That's right where almost all the versions of this story end. Except for the original. Oh, and my version.

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