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Goddess of the Day: Psyche

Published May 31, 2012 by Mystic Landing


Goddess of the Day: Psyche

Psyche is the Greek goddess of the soul and is one of only a few goddesses that was born a mortal. Aphrodite was jealous of Psyche’s stunning beauty and all the attention men were giving her, so commanded her son, Eros (Cupid) to make Psyche fall in love with the most hideous of men. However, when Eros saw Psyche, he himself fell in love with her and carried her away to his secret palace where he loved her and took care of her but his only rule was that she was never to look upon his face.

Psyche’s jealous sisters tricked her into looking at him when they told her she was probably being romanced by a hideous beast, and she wanted to see if it was true. She was shocked when she saw that her lover was the most gorgeous, divinely beautiful of men, the god Eros himself. Some wax from her lamplight fell on him and he woke to find her gazing upon his face. He was very angry with her for not trusting him, so he abandoned her.

She ends up spending a lot of time searching the world for him and eventually finds herself in Aphrodite’s service. Aphrodite, angry over Psyche’s concealed relationship with her son, treats her terribly and subjects her to all sorts of terrible tasks. Eros, who is still in love with Psyche, eventually comes to her rescue, they marry, and she becomes immortal. Persistence pays off!

Psyche is a true example of “turning poison into medicine”. In spite of everything she went through, she managed to be persistent and take her experiences and transform them into something positive.

Call on Psyche when you feel stuck, at a loss for what to do and can’t see the bigger picture. She will help you get in touch with your intuition so you can persevere and get to the end of your personal rainbow.