All those myths of love are beautiful and they teach us about the meaning of love. Let's study some of them:
PYGMALION AND GALATEA.
That night she wanted to see who her husband was. When he was sleeping she grabbed a lamp to see his face and she did not see a wigged serpent; but the most beautiful man. It was CUPID! She was so astonished, totally mute and trembling… She did not notice a drop of oil going down to Cupid’s body (Some versions say “his face” other “his shoulders). Cupid opened his eyes to find out how Psyche broke her promise, so he fled with not words.
I really love this Roman-Greek myth!
That horrible serpent was the nergative serpent (Check THE MEANING OF THE SERPENT) of the garden where Adam and Eve were!
Cupid got another arrow to shot Daphne, a nymph the daughter of the river god Peneus. Daphne decided not to get married and her father was asking her for a sun in law. But because of her pleads he desisted. She did not take care of herself in order to avoid any suitor.
IF YOU WERE IN LOVE YOU KNEW WHAT THAT WAS!
It does not matter if men believe that or not, but we are always seduced by grace and beauty.
Pluto accepted to return her, but he gave her SIX seeds of pomegranate. Why six and not 5 or 7 or…? The answer below, keep reading. It was a trick because anyone who ate that fruit was not able to return to the livings’ world. The catch: Persephone was condenmed to return to Pluto’s kingdom every six months.
Narcisus was born with a weird fate.He was the son of Cephisus (A river god) and Liriope (A nymph). He grew up very handsome. But he was no interested in nobody. It is said he was very arrogant and proud of himself. This is something the gods, according to my understanding, never like. Gods ask for humbleness and they punish, very often, those who are not.
Well, Echo was a nymph punished by Hera, Zeus's wife, to repeat the last word she heard. She got totally in love with Narcisus. But he, as always, did not care about it. She felt totally despair so she vanished and only her voice (echo) was left.
Nemesis was the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the gods). She, according to a version. make Narcisus to come to see his face on a pool. He was really surprised with the image on the pool, his own reflection. He got in love of it. So he was not able to move from there. He was watching his face day and night till he die.
Narcissus is the origin of the term narcissism, a fixation with oneself.
I think this is so obvious, but let's say something: Nobody likes another person telling great things about himself/herself. It is really annoying when people are talking about themselves all the time. Usually they make mistakes, because they are not perfect, but people like to scorn them when this happen because they like to punish those kind of people.
A WISE MAN OR WOMAN IS ALWAYS HUMBLE. WISE PEOPLE ARE LIFE A ICE BERG. THEY SHOW ONLY A LITTLE OF THEMSELVES. THE REST COMES OUT WHEN NEEDED.
REAL LOVE: VENUS AND CUPID!
GODDESSES AND WOMEN.
SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY!