Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

Valentine’s Day has just passed and I’m sure plenty of us were giving or receiving kisses, either in the candy form or in a lippy way! At The Daily Post, they want to continue that theme of Kiss, so it’s time to pucker up!

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I’ve always loved Greek mythology, starting from first grade when I first encountered D’aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths. First what attracted me were the colorful illustrations, but the vivid stories (toned down for the kids!) were just so fascinating! It was so amazing to imagine that the rising of the sun was caused by a specific god riding this fiery chariot across the sky… to imagine that thunder and lightning was caused by Zeus’ powerful lightning bolt… Not exactly scientific, but absolutely mesmerizing for a young child.

Sorry for being so longwinded… I just love mythology! Anyway, this statue is of Cupid and Psyche and it’s called “Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss”  by Antonio Canova. In current times, Cupid is always depicted as a chubby little baby with wings, flying everywhere and causing loves-stricken mayhem. Cupid does the same thing in Greek mythology… except he’s a curly-haired hunk with rock-hard abs (literally in this case). The story of Cupid and Psyche is wonderful as well, in that it has a happy ending – although it starts off kind of creepy. To have a lover that one cannot see… is strange, to say the least. I don’t blame her for wanting to see she’s been making love with!

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