In his Metamorphoses, which were based upon a Greek original, he takes the wonderful story of the adventures of Lucius of Madaura, and interweaves the famous legend of Cupid and Psyche.
Now Katie was going to think her cupid act was working.
The tale, which is almost identical with the Lohengrin legend, belongs to the class of the Cupid and Psyche narratives.
Lang's Custom and Myth, " The Story of Cupid and Psyche").
We may also mention Cupido Cruciatus, Cupid on the cross; Technopaegion, a literary trifle consisting of a collection of verses ending in monosyllables; Eclogarum Liber, on astronomical and astrological subjects; Epistolae, including letters to Paulinus and Symmachus; lastly, Praefatiunculae, three poetical epistles, one to the emperor Theodosius.
The wife's desire to know her husband's origin is a parallel of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, and bore in medieval times a similar mystical interpretation.
CUPID (Cupido, " desire"), the Latin name for the god of love, Eros.
Cupid is generally identical with Amor.
Hoccleve imitated her Epitre au dieu d'amour, in his "Letter of Cupid" (Chaucerian and other Pieces, ed.