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Cupid and Psyche, or; Beautiful as a butterfly

Francis Cowley Burnand

Cupid and Psyche, or; Beautiful as a butterfly

a new and original extravaganza.

by Francis Cowley Burnand

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Published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesLacy"s acting edition of plays [1850-18-?]; 64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13734253M

  The tale of Cupid and Psyche (also known as Amour and Psyche or Eros and Psyche), is a story told by an old woman in Lucius Apuleius's novel, . This short story unit is an adaptation of the Roman myth of Cupid and Psyche, created for grades 4 – 6. Psyche is a beautiful young woman, whose good looks draw more attention than the goddess Venus. Enraged, Venus sends her son, Cupid, to cause Psyche to fall in love with a hideous monster. Much to.

- Explore poophakoitawan's board "02 Psyche @ Buttefly Crying", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Art, Pre raphaelite art, Cupid and psyche pins. Mari Gower: "Cupid and Psyche is a portion of a large one-of-a-kind piece commissioned for the Just One Look exhibition at the University of Washington, I used Sarah Ruden's translation of The Golden Ass by Apuleius (Yale University Press, ) as my primary source material for the myth as well as the quotes from Venus on the butterfly.

The New York Times complimented her first book, Cupid and Psyche, for its "clear, simple text" and noted that the book a "excels in conveying the mythology." In addition to Cupid and Psyche, she is also the illustrator of Marianna Mayer's Pegasus, Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Ms. Craft lives in Connecticut.   Cupid is finally introducing Psyche to his world. David's piece reflects blushing innocence — a typical trait of adolescence. Cupid and Psyche appear to be less connected, and clearly of different worlds. He is still an immortal god while she remains a mortal beauty. Cupid visits Psyche's palace and gets a taste of life as a mere mortal on earth.


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Cupid and Psyche, or; Beautiful as a butterfly by Francis Cowley Burnand Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cupid and Psyche is a story originally from Metamorphoses (also called The Golden Ass), written in the 2nd century AD by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis (or Platonicus).

The tale concerns the overcoming of obstacles to the love between Psyche (/ ˈ s aɪ k iː /, Greek: Ψυχή [psyː.kʰɛ᷄ː], "Soul" or "Breath of Life") and Cupid (Latin Cupido, "Desire") or Amor ("Love", Greek Eros.

There are many beautiful myths from Classical civilization. One of the most beautiful of all is that of Psyche and Cupid. Unlike most ancient legends, it is a romantic tale and has a happy myth has been enormously influential, and it has helped to shape modern romantic literature and even modern conceptions of love.

This is a great book, in fact, its my favorite book. It is told with a tone of a southern story teller about my Favorite mythology love story of Cupid and Psyche.

this book is unique and a great read by one of my favorite authors. Shipping was quick and I was very happy/5(21). Books featuring the mythological god Eros (Greek) or Cupid (Roman). Books that are adaptions and retelling of the Eros & Psyche myth are also allowed.

Books can be all pairings. Except for the myth adaptions which may have differences, please make sure the Cupid in the book is The Cupid and not a cupid.

I only want books added if the Cupid is. Cupid and Psyche was always a favorite of the Greek myths and coming across Cupid and Psyche beautifully drawn adaptation is a nice touch.

There's also a animated version on youtube (about 26 mins. long) that is really beautiful and almost completely silent, safe for background music and the /5.

Psyche, (Greek: “Soul”) in classical mythology, princess of outstanding beauty who aroused Venus’ jealousy and Cupid’s love. The fullest version of the tale is that told by the 2nd-century-ad Latin author Apuleius in his Metamorphoses, Books IV–VI (The Golden Ass).

According to Apuleius, the. Cupid, a winged adolescent, offers a rose to a butterfly he is holding by the wings. The butterfly, a prisoner, symbolizes the soul (Psyche in Greek).

The theme inspired Chaudet to create a graceful composition, whose linear harmony and delicate details are heightened by his beautiful treatment of the marble.

A pastoral Cupid. Psyché aux enfers - Psyche into Hell by Eugene-Ernest Hillemacher (). (Public Domain) Cupid and Psyche’s Reunion. Unknown to Psyche, throughout these trails, Cupid was constantly at her aid.

He instructed ants to help her sort the grains; and then the river god offered her instructions on how to steal the prize fleece from the shepherd. Psyche or Psykhe (/ ˈ s ʌ ɪ k i /; Greek: Ψυχή, Psychí) is the Greek goddess of the soul.

She was born a mortal woman, with beauty that rivaled Aphrodite. Psyche is known from the story called The Golden Ass, written by Lucius Apuleius in the 2nd century.

Her name was Psyche, which is pronounced sigh-key, and it means “soul.” It also means “butterfly.” Maybe that’s what the soul is like—fragile, colorful, and beautiful like a butterfly, and maybe Psyche was so beautiful because people could see her soul in her s: Psyche definition, psych1.

See more. In Roman mythology, a beautiful girl who was visited each night in the dark by Cupid, who told her she must not try to see she did try, while he was asleep, she accidentally dropped oil from her lamp on him, and he awoke and fled.

Psyche is traditionally portrayed as a beautiful young woman with butterfly wings but modern images frequently omit the wings. Mariana Mayer and Kinuko Craft’s children’s book, Cupid and Psyche (HarperCollins) provides detailed illustrations of the entire myth.

Consort: Cupid. Creature: Butterfly. Cupid was a god, and, as beautiful as he was, he did not want his mortal wife to see his form. Psyche's sister didn't know he was a god, although they may have suspected it.

However, they did know that Psyche's life was much happier than theirs. Knowing their sister well, they preyed on her insecurities and persuaded Psyche that her husband was. According to Greek mythology, Psyche was a beautiful maiden who fell in love with Cupid.

Cupid’s mother, Aphrodite, was jealous of Psyche’s beauty and tried to keep the lovers apart. Eventually, however, Aphrodite realized that Cupid and Psyche were destined to be together and so she made Psyche immortal. When men start worshiping the beautiful mortal princess, Psyche, the jealous Venus sends her son Cupid to punish the girl.

The tables are turned on Venus, however, when Cupid himself falls in love with the Psyche. The last thing Venus wants is a gorgeous daughter-in-law. Later on, Venus forces Psyche to complete lots of nearly impossible tasks. Cupid and Psyche, or, Beautiful as a butterfly: a new and original extravaganza.

[F C Burnand] Book Microform: Micro-opaque: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) Cupid and Psyche Beautiful as a butterfly: Responsibility: by F.C. Burnand. Reviews. HE exceptionally beautiful story of Cupid and Psyche is no mere fairy tale or romance.

It has a deep psychological message — one, perhaps, that concerns the very secret of life. The tale is transmitted to us by puleius, A a North African rhetorician and. This painting of Cupid and Psyche is based on a story that the Roman writer, Apuleius, wrote in his book Metamorphoses, chapters four, five, and six (you can download the book here for free).

In short, Psyche was considered the most beautiful woman alive, and Cupid fell in love with her. The goddess Venus was jealous of her beauty. So, she sent. Th e Tale of Cupid and Psyche reveals in its many correspondences, in its mixing of multiple registers, in the proliferation of its images, and in its insistent search for artifi ce, a specifi c status of Art: Art living its own life, a happy rival of the real universe.

Th e Tale of Cupid and Psyche, a. “Cupid and Psyche” by Friedrich Paul Thumann, () Psyche is often seen with butterflies and butterfly wings.

Elena I. Antonakou and Lazaros C. Triarhou explain why: “The word for butterfly in formal Greek is psyche, thought to be the soul of the t Greeks also named the butterfly scolex (“worm”), while the chrysalis – which is the next stage of metamorphosis from.

One of my favorite paintings is Jacques-Louis David's painting Cupid and Psyche. Venus (aka Aphrodite), you see, was very jealous of Psyche's beauty. So jealous that she dispatched her son Cupid (aka Eros) to Earth to make Psyche fall in love with the ugliest man.

Cupid agreed to his mother's bidding.Cupid sneaks into Psyche's bedroom to do his mother's bidding, but, when he sees how beautiful Psyche is, he gets all distracted and pricks himself with his own arrow. Cupid falls instantly in love with Psyche and leaves without doing what his mother told him to do.

Psyche's life continues on as usual: everybody comes to gawk at how hot she is.Her name was Psyche, which is pronounced sigh-key, and it means “soul.” It also means “butterfly.” Maybe that’s what the soul is like—fragile, colorful, and beautiful like a butterfly, and maybe Psyche was so beautiful because people could see her soul in her face.