Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology
versão On-line ISSN 1445-7377
versão impressa ISSN 2079-7222
KUNZ, George. Conscience of a conservative psychologist: Return of the mysteriously illusive psyche. Indo-Pac. j. phenomenol. (Online) [online]. 2012, vol.12, n.3, pp.1-13. ISSN 1445-7377. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/ipjp.2012.12.1.3.1111.
Psyche, the daughter of a Greek king, was so beautiful that people stopped worshipping Aphrodite; instead they turned their adoration to the girl who modestly rejected any divine honours. Aphrodite, enraged, sent her son Eros to contrive a spell to make this beautiful maiden fall in love with an ugly creature, Seeing her, however, Eros fell in love and could not obey his mother, Short version: Aphrodite, jealous, tried to sabotage Psyche with impossible tasks. After great struggle, Psyche escaped the traps with the help not of the gods but of the creatures of nature, finally, Eros appealed to Zeus to set her free. With his consent the happy couple married on Mount Olympus celebrated by all the gods including Aphrodite, Psyche bore a daughter, Voluptas (better known as Pleasure), and so goes this great myth.