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What is up with the oracle's prophecy in the story of Cupid and Psyche?

The text This is a translation in verse, so don't set too much store on the exact wording. Some of the words may have been chosen for rhythm and rhyme rather than for precise meaning. For reference, ...
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What is up with the oracle's prophecy in the story of Cupid and Psyche?

Let Psyche’s body be clad in mourning wed, And set on rock of yonder hill aloft: Her husband is no being of human seed, But serpent dire and fierce as might be thought. Who flies with ...
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In Cupid and Psyche, why does Cupid hide himself from Psyche?

In The Golden Ass, Cupid does not give any reason why explicitly. He simply forbid her: But he gave her a further charge saying, Beware that ye covet not (being moved by the pernicious counsel of ...
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