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rm_Benkai7 56M
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9/4/2006 6:00 am
Amor und Psyche ...


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Amor und Psyche

Die Geschichte von Amor und Psyche ist ein antikes Märchen, das uns in dem Roman Der goldene Esel des Apuleius überliefert ist.
Psyche war die Tochter eines unbekannten Königs. Sie war so schön, dass alle Leute aufhörten Aphrodite, die Göttin der Schönheit und der Liebe zu verehren. Verärgert rief Aphrodite ihren Sohn Amor und befahl ihm, Psyche dazu zu bringen, sich in einen schlechten Mann zu verlieben. Der Vater schickte seine Tochter - wie das Orakel der Göttin ihm befohlen hatte - an eine einsame Bergspitze, auf welcher sie einen furchtbaren Dämon hätte heiraten müssen. Doch anstatt des Dämons wurde sie von einem Westwind in ein märchenhaftes Schloss gebracht. In diesem Schloss suchte sie Nacht für Nacht ein Mann auf, doch tagsüber verschwand ihr Gatte, ohne dass sie ihn je zu Gesicht bekam. Da sich Psyche so einsam fühlte, gewährte er ihr einen Besuch von ihren Schwestern. Er warnte sie aber, sie dürfe sich nicht von ihnen verleiten lassen herauszufinden, wer er sei. Die Schwestern, zuerst froh, Psyche wohlbehalten vorzufinden, waren schnell vom Neid verzehrt. Bei einem weiteren Besuch gelang es ihnen, das naive Mädchen davon zu überzeugen, dass sie eine Schlange geheiratet hätte, welche sie auffressen würde, wenn ihre Schwangerschaft weiter fortgeschritten sei. Aus Angst um ihr ungeborenes Kind und um sich selber befolgte sie den Rat ihrer Schwestern und wartete in dieser Nacht mit einer Lampe und einem Messer auf ihren Mann.
Als sie ihren Geliebten beleuchtete, erblickte sie kein Ungeheuer, sondern den wunderschönen Körper des geflügelten Amor. Psyche - von Liebe zu ihrem göttlichen Gatten überwältigt - merkte nicht, wie ein Tropfen des heißen Öls auf Amors Schultern fiel. Der Gott, der seiner Mutter ungehorsam gewesen war, fühlte sich betrogen, flog davon und ließ Psyche untröstlich zurück.
Aphrodite, voller Wut darüber, dass ihr Sohn ihre Befehle missachtet hatte und stattdessen mit Psyche ein Kind gezeugt hatte, machte sich auf die Suche nach dem Mädchen. Psyche musste verschiedene tödliche Aufgaben für die Göttin erledigen. Dank der Hilfe von Ameisen, sprechenden Schilfrohren oder Türmen gelang es ihr sie zu lösen. Bei der letzten Aufgabe ließ sie sich aber von dem Wunsch, ihren Geliebten zurückzuerobern, überwältigen. So öffnete sie das Kästchen, das eine Schönheitssalbe der Persephone - der Gemahlin des Hades - enthielt. Sie trug die Salbe auf, welche eigentlich für Aphrodite bestimmt war, und fiel in einen todesähnlichen Schlaf.
Amor, der sich inzwischen von seiner Verbrennung erholt hatte, eilte ihr zur Rettung. Da er Psyche immer noch liebte, scheuchte er mit seinen Flügeln ihren Schlaf wieder in das Kästchen zurück. Während Psyche das Kästchen ablieferte, flog Amor zu Zeus und erlangte die Erlaubnis Psyche zu heiraten. Der oberste Gott hatte Nachsicht und machte Psyche unsterblich.
Psyche gebar Amor eine wunderschöne Tochter, welche den Namen Voluptas (Vergnügen) erhielt.

Die Geschichte von Amor und Psyche hat vielfältig in Literatur und Musik, vor allem aber in der bildenden Kunst weitergewirkt. Viele Gemälde und Skulpturen befassen sich mit dem Romeo und der Julia der Antike. Zu den bekanntesten gehören die Skulpturen von Antonio Canova und Auguste Rodin im Louvre sowie die Radierungen von Max Klinger. In der Musik hat u.a. César Franck eine dreiteilige sinfonische Dichtung Psyché für Chor und Orchester geschrieben. Wo hat C. S. Lewis mit Till we have Faces eine moderne Interpretation dieser Geschichte gegeben.
Dem Gott Amor (Römische Mythologie) entspricht in der griechischen Mythologie Eros.



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The tale of Eros and Psyche

The tale of Eros and Psyche first appeared as a digressionary story told by an old woman in Lucius Apuleius' novel, The Golden Ass, written in the second century AD. Apuleius probably used an earlier folk-tale as the basis for his story, modifying it to suit the thematic needs of his novel. Read on its own, it is for the most part a straightforward fairy tale.

The goddess Aphrodite (in Roman mythology, Venus), jealous of the beauty of a mortal woman named Psyche, asked her son Eros (in Roman mythology, Cupid) to use his golden arrows to cause Psyche to fall in love with the ugliest man on earth. Eros agreed but then fell in love with Psyche on his own, or by accidentally pricking himself with a golden arrow.
When all continued to admire and praise Psyche's beauty but none desired her as a wife, Psyche's parents consulted an oracle which told them to set Psyche in mourning garments on top of a nearby peak as Psyche was destined for no mortal lover but for a monster who held even gods in thrall. So it was done. But then Zephyrus, the west wind, carried Psyche away to a fair valley and a magnificent palace where she was attended by invisible servants until night fell and in the darkness of night the promised bridegroom arrived and the marriage was consummated. Eros visited her every night in the cave and they made love; he demanded only that she never light any lamps because he did not want her to know who he was.
Eros even allowed Zephyrus to take Psyche back to her sisters and bring all three down to the palace during the day, only warning that Psyche should not listen to any argument that she should try to discover his true form. The two sisters, jealous of Psyche, returned, jumping down from that peak so that Zephyrus had to bear them up gently or let them die. The sisters told Psyche, then pregnant, that rumor was that she had married a great serpent who would devour her and her unborn child when her time came. They urged Psyche to conceal a knife and oil lamp in the bedchamber, to wait till her husband was asleep, and then to light the lamp and slay him at once if it was as they said. Psyche followed their advice. In the light of the lamp Psyche recognized the fair form on the bed as the god Cupid himself, but a drop of oil fell from Psyche's lamp and onto Eros' chest and he awoke, then fled. The themes here are very similar to the themes in the tale, East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

The god Pan, who was nearby, advised Psyche to seek to regain Cupid's love through service.
Psyche returned to her old home and told her two, jealous, elder sisters what had happened; they rejoiced secretly and each separately attempted to return to the valley hoping that Eros would pick them instead, but this time Zephyrus did not bear them and they fell to their deaths at the base of the mountain.
Psyche searched far and wide for her lover, finally stumbling into a temple to Demeter (in Roman mythology, Ceres) where all was in slovenly disarray. As Psyche was sorting and clearing, Demeter appeared, but refused any help but advice, saying Psyche must call directly on Aphrodite. Psyche next called on Hera (in Roman mythology, Juno) in her temple, but Hera said the same. So Psyche found a temple to Aphrodite and entered it. Aphrodite ordered Psyche to separate all the grains in a large basket of mixed kinds before nightfall. An ant took pity on Psyche and with its ant companions separated the grains for her. The theme of a heroine's service to an intimidating female figure strongly evokes the Russian tale of Vasilissa the Beautiful.
Aphrodite was outraged at her success and told her to go to a field where golden sheep grazed and get some golden wool. A river-god told Psyche that the sheep were vicious and strong and would kill her, but if she waited until noontime, the sheep would go to the shade on the other side of the field and sleep; she could pick the wool that stuck to the branches and bark of the trees. Aphrodite next asked for water from the Styx and Cocytus flowing from a cleft that was impossible for a mortal to attain and was also guarded by great serpents. This time an eagle performed the task for Psyche. Aphrodite, outraged at Psyche's survival, claimed that the stress of caring for her son, made depressed and ill as a result of Psyche's unfaithfulness, had caused her to lose some of her beauty. Psyche was to go to Hades and ask Persephone, the queen of the underworld, for a bit of her beauty in a box that Aphrodite gave to Psyche. Psyche decided that the quickest way to the underworld would be to throw herself off some high place and die and so she climbed to the top of a tower. But the tower itself spoke to her and told her the route through Tanaerum that would allow her to enter the underworld alive and return again, as well as telling her how to get by Cerberus by throwing him a sop and Charon by paying him an obol, how to avoid other dangers on the way there and back, and most importantly to eat of no food whatsoever; for otherwise she would be dwell forever in hell. Psyche followed the orders explicitly and ate nothing while beneath the earth.
However when Psyche had got out of the underworld, she decided to open the box and take a little bit of the beauty for herself. Inside, she could see no beauty; instead an infernal sleep arose from the box and overcame her. Eros, who had forgiven Psyche, flew to her, wiped the sleep from her face, put it back in the box, and sent her back on her way. Then Eros flew to heaven and begged Zeus to aid them. Zeus called a full and formal council of the gods (which parodies a meeting of the Roman senate), and declared it was his will that Eros might marry Psyche. Zeus then had Psyche fetched to heaven, and gave her a drink of immortality. Aphrodite danced at the wedding of Eros and Psyche and their subsequent child was named Pleasure, or (in the Roman mythology) Voluptas or Volupta.

Many paintings and sculpters are made about this Romeo and this Julia of the ancient world. Some of the most well known are sculptures made by Antonio Canova und Auguste Rodin shown in the Louvre and the etchings of Max Klinger.César Franck wrote a score in three parts for orchestra and chorus. C. S. Lewis has given a modern interpretation of this anciant fairy tale with his "Till we have Faces ".




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rm_dimples565 69F
24436 posts
9/4/2006 6:35 am

Oh my that was the most delightful fairy tell. I could have kept on reading more. How romantic.

You really would be an interesting person to meet in person. I can just imagine all the wonderful things you tell and do for your fair maidens.

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rm_Benkai7 replies on 9/5/2006 4:00 am:
Dear "dimples565".

... Thank you ... if you ever will be ein Europe again ... you´ll find out ...

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rm_Benkai7 replies on 9/5/2006 7:23 am:
Dear "dimples565".

... Thank you ...if you will visite Europe again ... you´ll be able to find out ... ...

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Tinnyandy49 55M/55F

9/4/2006 6:57 am

Ich liebe M鋜chen schon als kleines M鋎chen und irgendwo in
mir ist dieses kleine M鋎chen glaube noch versteckt......smile

Habe selber eine gro遝 Sammlung alter B點her aber leider keine antiken M鋜chen h鰎t sich nach griechischer Literatur an.

Woher stammt deine Liebe f黵 M鋜chen ,anscheind hast du es sowieso gern mit den griechischen Gottheiten ,sehr interesant.

Deine dich immer gerne lesende Tinny

Der heisse Teufel
und seine Wildkatze


Die Liebe ist schlauer als die Bosheit und kühner.

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EROTIKBÜNDEL


rm_Benkai7 replies on 9/5/2006 4:06 am:
Liebe "tinny49"

... Ja, es ist aus der griechisch-römischen Mythologie ... "alte" Philosophen und "Mythen" interessieren mich schon seit Jahrzehnten ...
aber nicht nur ...schmunzel ...

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rm_Benkai7 replies on 9/5/2006 7:31 am:
Liebe "tinny49".

... Danke ... ich habe tatsächlich einen Faible für alte griechische-römische Philosophie und Mythen ... aber nicht nur ... schmunzel ... ß ...

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BaronessK 53F

9/4/2006 6:36 pm

Such a 'lovely'...fairy tale...?

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Thank you for your continued permission to use your box code setup. I will...return...the favor...if ever in your...proximity....


rm_Benkai7 replies on 9/5/2006 4:42 am:
Dear "BaronessK".

... it´s a fairy tale ... also it is still significant nowadays ...
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rm_Benkai7 replies on 9/5/2006 7:59 am:
Dear "BaronessK".

... Yes it is a lovely fairy tale ... but it is still significant nowadays ... ...

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BaronessK 53F

9/4/2006 6:40 pm

Sorry, love, I think the spacing is off for a change on the icons; I don't know if it's just on this posting or what, but I'll try harder next time, how's that?

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rm_Benkai7 replies on 9/5/2006 4:51 am:
Dear "BaronessK".

... That´s once again much too kind my dear ... Thank you ... but it has never been mine ...
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IsThisBetter4u 107M

9/4/2006 11:58 pm

Great story.


rm_Benkai7 replies on 9/5/2006 5:03 am:
Dear "TD".

... Thank you ... this story hast so much in common with human behavior nowadays too ...
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Damn_Dilemma 50F

9/5/2006 7:33 am

Very enjoyable, thank you. Maybe the past could becme the future once more if seen in the right light. Guess you will understand what I'm getting at ~ smiles ~


rm_Benkai7 replies on 9/5/2006 8:15 am:
Dear "Damn_Dilemma".
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... my dear, I`ll keep my fingers crossed ... hugs and kisses to you ... « «

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lovin_silk 51F
1169 posts
9/5/2006 9:25 am

Lieber Benkai,

ich liebe die griechische Mytologie... , leider kam sie die letzten Jahre zu kurz.

Einfach nur Danke![size2] Y

Silke

es ist nichts wie es ist - bis ES ist


rm_Benkai7 replies on 9/5/2006 11:32 pm:
Liebe "lovin_silk".

... Mythen und Sagen ... immer noch wunderbare "Lehrst點ke" ... l ...

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lovin_silk 51F
1169 posts
9/5/2006 9:27 am

    Quoting lovin_silk:
    Lieber Benkai,

    ich liebe die griechische Mytologie... , leider kam sie die letzten Jahre zu kurz.

    Einfach nur Danke! Y

    Silke
*lach* und sorry,

eigentlich sollte nur das Herz zu sehen sein, woher die anderen webdings kommen ist mir schleierhaft (wie so vieles zurzeit)

Silke

es ist nichts wie es ist - bis ES ist


rm_Benkai7 replies on 9/5/2006 11:12 pm:
Liebe "lovin_silk".

... macht nichts ...ist doch auch ein Herz zu sehen ... wahrscheinlich ist die "Befehlskette" unterbrochen ... oder wie in meinem posting an "TD", dort habe ich einen "Schließungsbefehl = {/font}" vergessen ...

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rm_GODSGURL2 56F

9/9/2006 1:14 pm

I can relate to it very much! If only it was more of a reality rather than a fairy tale. Its Wonderful


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