Psyche (Greek: soul or spirit) is the personification of the soul in Graeco-Latin myth.
Apuleius is interesting because he is familiar not only with ancient Greek, Roman but also Egyptian religions, especially the once popular mystery cult of the goddess Isis.
The notion that psyche refers to more than a bundle of chemicals carries through in psychology right up to Sigmund Freud and especially to Carl Jung. Each of these 20th century thinkers use German translations (Seele) of the term psyche within their respective models of the self.
Russia, Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum, Winter Palace, Cupid and Psyche
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