Under the chaplain's guidance they selected many hideous presents and mementoes-- florid little picture-frames that seemed fashioned in gilded pastry; other little frames, more severe, that stood on little easels, and were carven out of oak; a blotting book of vellum; a Dante of the same material; cheap mosaic brooches, which the maids, next Christmas, would never tell from real; pins, pots, heraldic saucers, brown art-photographs; Eros and Psyche
in alabaster; St.
The illustrations for Fleur de Peau were designed by Dimitri Rybaltchenko and depict the love story of Eros and Psyche
and their eternal unity despite the odds.
Written from Percy's first-person point of view, the book tells a dozen stories, including the original Perseus and the Gorgons, Eros and Psyche
, and Atalanta.
Interpretations of the Eros and Psyche
Myth, which provides a background
One interpretation of the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche
is that true love means the attraction of desire (Eros) to a person's soul (Psyche).
It's a tale that arises from several cultures, even from the classical Greek myth of Eros and Psyche
. East takes place in a land very much like northern Europe some centuries back.
As in the myth of Eros and Psyche
, eros awakens our imagination, opens us to new possibilities and enables joy to accompany our living and relating.
Operating at the intersection of literary criticism, psychology, and theology, Laurie Brands Gagne analyzes three ancient tales as "women's stories of the underworld" (5): "The Descent of Inanna," the myth of Demeter and Persephone, and the legend of Eros and Psyche
. Her goal is to establish the thesis that stories of women's descent into the underworld are unlike men's in that, while the male hero-tales involve "great deeds" (6), women's heroic journeys involve a different, more subtle process of "discovering new life through the surrender to passion, losing that life through the loss of the other, and coming through loss" (7).
The tale of Eros and Psyche
is probably one of the most frequently emulated stories in the world.
Based upon her stated need for symbols which might "act as a model of affirmation for all aspects of female life -- biological, emotional, intellectual and spiritual," Barbara Weir Huber has turned to the myth of Eros and Psyche
as a source with the appropriate depth of resonance to apply to the lives of contemporary women.
What he is developing is a confidently lyrical feel for choreography, a well-defined musicality shown exquisitely both in the windswept pas de deux for Eros and Psyche
(danced with rapt assurance by Larissa Ponomarenko and Patrick Armand) and in the Dionysiac finale exuberantly led by Adriana Suarez and Yuri Yanowsky.
Manner wrote both verse dramas, such as Eros ja Psykhe (1959; "Eros and Psyche
"), and traditional plays, such as Poltettu oranssi (1968; "Burnt Orange").