Friday, November 17, 2006

Messenger of Love

The Psyche was the Greek concept of the self, encompassing the modern ideas of Soul, Self and Mind. The Greeks believed that the mind, soul or "psyche" was responsible for behaviour. --------------------------------------- In legend According to legend, Psyche was immortalised by Apuleius in his Metamorphoses (commonly known as The Golden Ass). She was the youngest and prettiest of King Anatolia's three daughters. Aphrodite, jealous of her beauty, sent her son, Eros (Cupid) to strike her with a rusty golden arrow, which would make her fall in love with the worst man and ruin her. Instead, Eros fell in love with her and shot the arrow into the sea. When she fell asleep, Eros took her to his palace. Aphrodite, irritated, allowed Eros to visit her every night, but would not let her see his face. One night, out of curiosity, Psyche decided to light a lamp. A drop of hot oil from this lamp fell on Eros, who was dozing nearby. He woke up and fled. Aphrodite made Psyche complete a number of almost impossible tasks, then made her immortal and allowed her to live forever with her love, Eros, but her psyche became separate from her psychical body. ------------------------------------------ Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages. Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields. ------------------------------------------------- print who can decorate any wall ..(office, home, cafe bar, ...etc)

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