She spied a temple perched on the peak of a high mountain, and she said: As soon as she was ushered in and presented before Venus' gaze, the goddess uttered the sort of explosive cackle typical of people in a furious rage. The complete story is a complex allegory containing many layers of meaning. Then she bustled out, glowering and incensed with passionate rage. Incontinently one came after another, dissevering and dividing the grain, and after they had put each kind of corn in order, they ran away again in all haste. Once you have crossed the threshold and committed yourself to that path, the track will lead you directly to Orcus' very palace.
CHAPTER VI: THE LOVERS
Towering Jupiter [Zeus], seated on his lofty throne, made his proclamation: Let him take Psyche in his embrace and enjoy his dear one ever after. His own nature made him excessively wanton, but he was further roused by his mother's words. In your bare feet and on tiptoe take mincing steps forward, and remove the lamp from its protective cover of darkness. Psyche next calls on Juno in her temple, but Juno gives her the same advice. When she was come up to the ridge of the hill, she perceived that it was impossible to bring it to pass; for she saw a great rock gushing out most horrible fountains of waters, which ran down and fell by many stops and passages into the valley beneath. Then, as soon as the sheep relax their fury and their disposition grows gentle, you must shake the foliage in the neighbouring grove, and you will find golden wool clinging here and there to the curved stems.
PSYCHE (Psykhe) - Greek Goddess of the Soul
Engraving from three plates printed on three sheets of attached laid paper. The harmony of the instruments did so greatly shrill in her ears that though there were no manner of person yet seemed she in the midst of a multitude of people. They left behind the marriage-torches which had lighted their way but were now doused with their tears, and with bent heads made their way homeward. Why trouble you your spirits, which are more rather mine than yours? We must not even betray the slightest awareness that she's alive. After Venus was weary with searching by sea and land for Psyche, she returned toward heaven, and commanded that one should prepare her chariot, which her husband Vulcan gave to her by reason of marriage, so finely wrought that neither gold nor silver could be compared to the brightness thereof. Moreover I do greatly fear to see him, for he doth menace and threaten great evil to me if I should go about to spy and behold his shape.
But I, poor wretch, have first married a husband older than my father, more bald than a coot, more weak than a child, and one that locks me up all day in the house. The god being burned in this sort, and perceiving that promise and faith were broken, fled away without utterance of any word from the eyes and hands of his most unhappy wife. So if those depraved witches turn up later, ready with their destructive designs, and I am sure they will, you must not exchange a single word with them, or at any rate if your native innocence and soft-heartedness cannot bear that, you are not to listen to or utter a single word about your husband. Sick in body and wounded at heart, she loathed her beauty which the whole world admired. Is this a reason for God through the serpent tricking Adam and Eve into eating the apple?