So she told me a story. A story about a boy who was born with very green eyes, and the man who was so captivated by their color that he searched the world for a stone in exactly the same shade.” His voice is fading now, falling into whispers so quiet I can hardly hear him. “She said the boy was me. That this ring was made from the very same stone, and that the man had given it to her, hoping one day she’d be able to give it to me. It was his gift, she said, for my birthday.” He stops. Breathes. “And then she took if off, slipped it on my finger, and said, 'If you hide your heart he will never be able to take it from you.'”



mythology meme | [1/5] relationships – Cupid & Psyche 

Psyche was a stunningly beautiful girl born to a king and queen. People throughout the land worshipped her, so much so that they forgot their love for the goddess Aphrodite. Angered, Aphrodite sent her son, Cupid, to punish Psyche by pricking her with one of his arrows and making her fall in love with the ugliest thing he can find, but when Cupid saw Psyche’s radiant beauty, he shot himself with the arrow instead. With the help of the sun god Apollo, Psyche and Cupid were married. Cupid never showed himself during the day, but she met him in the dark when she could not see his face and fell in love with him. One night, Psyche decided that she must see her husband’s face. When she saw his beautiful face, she felt foolish to have doubted him. Cupid fled their mansion, because love cannot live where there is no trust. Psyche pleaded to Aphrodite to bring help bring him back, and Aphrodite forced her through a series of trials. When she had completed the trials, Cupid requested that Zeus make her immortal, and they lived together forever on Mount Olympus.