Cupid and Psyche

by Miss B. J. P.
(benalla victoria australia)

I love the story of Eros or Cupid and Psyche. Years ago I went to the Caravaggio exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, and there was a painting of Cupid and Psyche.
I went away to read the myth later and loved it so much I paid another visit to see the painting again and then bought a postcard. I lost the postcard but have recently downloaded it onto my phone.
I recently had serious internal surgery so I made a goddess costume to pass the time and with all the swelling it came in handy and it was summer so bonus points for forward planning. I should upload pics if possible.
Thank you for such an interesting website.
P.S. I always wear a Cupid medallion. I run alot. I think it makes me run faster.


Hello Belinda,
thank you for your lovely comment, it is really an inspiring story. I hope everything went well with your surgery and I wish you a speedy and complete recovery.
As regards seeing the painting and then looking for info about it, that's the spirit I like to see! (Sometimes I'm a little bit sad when my daughter sees new things but is not interested in finding out more about them).
Please send us pictures of your goddess costume and we'll feature them here (by the way, what goddess did you choose? Maybe Psyche?) - I am sooo curious!

A big hug,
Anca

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Oct 16, 2015
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by: Jack Borris

There are a lot of Myths about these Greek Gods and Goddesses. I am still reading a lot about them. bridalonline

Jun 12, 2015
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by: Wyatt Dare

Hi! You have an amazing niche site!
May I ask to do a favor for me, please? I also have a site (about halloween costumes) and it will be great if I cound share one of your article on my blog.

Is it possible? I will link for you as an author! Thanks for answering!

Jun 18, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear anca.2nd posting but this will make you giggle.decided that id have a day away from training as i didca brick session over 50ks on the weekend which consisted of a ride and run i tried to train today but the mind and body said no so ive cleaned the cottage.but you ask why the 2nd posting..its about what im wearing...leggings ballet flats a hoodie of soft grey and my goddess top peaking out under hoodie.i thought hey i look like all the others until i stopped to get some tuna when a shop assistant bent down to pick up something at my feet so i wouldnt trip over it.
ahhhhh!
Regards
belinda patetson


Hello again,
I'm sure you looked very well! I only need the rest of the colours of your outfit, in order to imagine the complete painting! Was there any green in your outfit? Because I somehow associate you with the colour blue-green (maybe because I know that you swim). Anyway, I think the goddess top and the hoodie are a very bold combination and I'm sure the result was positive. You can't keep a goddess under wraps!
A big hug,
Anca

Jun 17, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear anca.seeing your offer of a post race repast would make any triathlete in oz green as medusa and just as angry!
If ever im in, and its on ,and thats what we say in oz.lets pray that the gods grant such a wish(although ive astral travelled problem is as much as it is fun the let down is a)its more in between worlds and b)i wouldnt be seen would be able to enjoy your company or patricks or the view the food and knowing that i have fairly and squarely whooped our mutural friends bot-bot!
But just in case i do find myself o.b.e. i will consult the atlas and take the left at Alberque U.S.A.
Regards
belinda paterson.


Dear Belinda,
As usual, you made me laugh with the "turn left at Albuquerque" quote - sorry for forgetting to give you correct directions, but I see you know what you have to do.
In order to remain in the marine theme, guess what mythological character appeared today in my life, in a totally unexpected place? I work as a translator (mainly technical manuals) and today, while translating a list of parts for a machine which makes paper, who pops out from the translation? Why, Poseidon himself! There was a "Poseidon coagulant" (?!?) and a "Poseidon press" and other mechanical devices, too! I really didn't know what to do, in the end I decided that maybe it's the producer's name and so I left the name as such (even if I looked on the Internet and couldn't find any info about it). Or maybe it was just his way of saying that he wants to take part in the race, too :-)

Jun 15, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear anca.gee you have given me an idea.a womans father is murdered.he works on the docks.one day two policemen knock on her door.they are allowed in because of badges and she turns her back to lead them to the loungeroom.when she turns around theyre not policemen but gods.shes a water goddess her father a watergod and someone in hades is behind it.
that face pack is by a company by bonne bell.its name is be pure.
oh when it comes to training any training i have a simple mantra.divide and conquer.
thanks for the compliment.now if i ever unlock that which i have tell me your closest port and ill pay a visit on the way to find patrick duffy so i can say hey you call that swimming!
Anyway regards
belinda paterson.


YAAAY! The closest port is Pisa (the town of the Leaning Tower, which is surely connected to Greek mythology, too, but I just can't remember the details now), on the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the mouth of the Arno river. We could either meet there, or you could also swim up the Arno, to Florence, where I have my earthly abode. I just imagine you outracing Patrick Duffy - after the race, the pizza, the Chianti and the Italian gelato are on me! Unless you prefer something else, of course - just ask and I'll provide!
A big hug,
Anca

Jun 14, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Hey anca.ive been busy so busy that after busting it in the pool i swam 1km in 25 mins.i remember after my internal surgery my first dip was 1km 45 mins that also includes me stopping at the ends chatting to my sutchers asking how they were going.i thinking the man beside me was nuts.then i ran a total of 60ks rode 100.today im writing this with a face pack on.pores b pure ommm.
havent got book yet.but this ad with hera could point to her originally being the goddess of the hearth and kitchen.flame heats and cooks one of our greatest inventions was flame.and talking of such icarus..a tale of pride before fall(hubris). and how power can burn us if not handled correctly.his father was aware of that.whats that saying..wisdom is wasted on the youth.there is something there for us all.pompeii and basteille will have to wait.
regards belinda paterson

Dear Belinda,
congratulations on your results, you are what they call in Italy "a force of nature"! I can't even imagine being so strong. I guess you are a sea-goddess after all :-)
You are very right about Icarus. After all, he is the famous name. But, in my opinion, his father Daedalus was much better, because:
1. it was him who built the wings
2. it was him who managed to fly and to land safely - and for me this is the purpose of flying, not just soaring and then falling to your death.
I think Icarus is like a young man (ok, maybe woman, too) who receives a powerful car as a birthday present and then crashes it into the nearest tree, just because he wanted to show off.
And now... I'm off to look for more info about that face pack!
All the best,
Anca

Jun 05, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear Belinda,
how are things going with you?
Here are my newest mythology-related finds: there is an English rock band, Bastille, who has two songs, one inspired from Greek mythology - Icarus, and another one inspired from Roman history - Pompeii. I like how they connect the myths with everyday life problems. Icarus refers to young people who are uncertain about their future. Confronting the future is like throwing yourself from a cliff, with wings made of wax, and hope for the better. As long as you don't get too close to the sun, you should be ok - after all, let's not forget that Daedalus, Icarus' father, managed to finish succesfully his flight (if we don't count losing his son in the process).
I guess that's all for today, I've been awake for more than an hour, and the effort was too great for me!
All the best,
Anca (Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)


Dear anca.called the bookshop in regards to the reference book that ive ordered/layby.no reply so i visited said busniness to ask if i could possibly have the title author and publishing house to pass it onto you.they asked why so i said that you were interested and would try to get it overseas and if not ill try at my end.all i was told was it was on its way and he had also ordered two copies and if you wanted the other one they would forward it on to your address.as helpful as that was i left it at that thinking gee i feel like being trapped in the laynbrynth with a ball of string or psyche with the cakes buying time.but on a brighter note two days arent that bad to find out what im after to pass onto you.
regards
belinda paterson

Dear Belinda,
sorry for the long silence, I've been working like crazy, day and night, and when I finished work I slept like crazy, day and night. Now I'm awake for a while, but I feel Morpheus is still around!
Has your book arrived? What is it called?
I have discovered two new thigs which are mythology-related. Today I saw a hair salon called Aphrodite's Secret, and that's easy to understand. What I couldn't understand was a company which provides ecological energy, called Hera-. And the video to go with it was with a firefly in the woods, who goes to join other fireflies and together they form a big light bulb. And then the message appears: "Hera" And I'm like "huh?" But, anyway, it was a mythological reference, so I don't complain.
Hope to hear from you soon... Morpheus is calling me!
A big hug,
Anca

Jun 02, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear anca.sorry.in all that excitiment i forgot to give directions.here is how i got to Garth.
go to google.type in daily mirror cartoons.
web page of references will show.
i think it was the 2nd heading down..cartoonsGarth-Mirror on line click on that.after that the red and white banner should pop up and small windows of cartoons will appear and bars with period dates that are files of cartoons.
hope that helps.
inregards to atlantis that was interesting.im small i wear a pendant of triangles and circles.i was once a swim teacher.i taught for 8years.i still swim in fact regularly.
i dont know if im beautiful thats for others to decide.
regards
belinda paterson.

Jun 01, 2013
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Dear anca.i agree it should only rain on one half of the world at a time like all things you have summer ill have winter then lets swap.it dosent always work that way..and im not writing this under water while The Man from Atlantis swims past(pity) anyway there is something i think that will really pique your intrest and whilst it was raining saturday i www and on the Daily Mirror www i found a comic strip i read when younger and please a.s.a.p id like you to view GARTH May 31-20th.it has a gods and goddess theme and im so wrapt because Garth and Astra are together and before yesterday i searched for a week but nothing..yestetday BINGO!I really believe someone in the tearoom wanted to make my day.so yes i downloaded like crazy! i will give you the title of the reference book soon but i know that it was written by National Geographic.
regards..(a very dry and :))) belinda paterson

Dear Belinda,
I looked for the comic strip, but only found very little, anyway, I'll keep looking.
As regards The Man from Atlantis... Patrick Duffy was looking soooo good in that series!
I remember that a character from Atlantis, when asked about their real appearance, said: "We're small and very beautiful" and drew a kind of spiral with a triangle nearby. So each time we'd have geometry in school and we'd have exercises with triangles, we'd think about the "very beautiful" part and end up laughing, while the teacher couldn't understand why triangles made us laugh so hard. I admit, it's something that only kids could find funny, but we were kids, so...
All the best from Italy... two days without rain, yay!

May 31, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear anca.firstly thank you secondly yes its cold in italy isaw cadel evans cycling in the snow thirdly take a bow ive laybyed a $45.00 book on gods goddesses and monsters(eeeeek!)i thought id better get better worded up since weve been talking and isnt it wonderful to finally have a forum where one can talk about something that others find a little over their head?anyway while i was waiting to order the book my eyes fell on the words Atlanic and id like to ask whats your take on Atlantis in the classic sence?not the new age one?i think it wasHomer who wrote about it but then discounted the islands existance years later.my theory is its out there like the Titanic it will be found one day.i mused about this because this weekend my part of the world will see a drenching between 30-100mml!so....bubble bubble!(ireally mean)regards..
belinda paterson

Dear Belinda,
your "bubble bubble" made me crakc up with laughter! It applies here too, I just don't understand: how comes it rains a lot in both hemispheres? They should take turns, if you ask me, to give everyone a little bit of blue sky every now and then.
What is the name of your book about mythology?
As regards my take on Atlantis... don't get me started! I plan on posting about it, but I don't have time :-(
So, there is this theory that it was just Plato's idea about a perfect society (and he "answered" the question "if it's so perfect, then where is it now?" by drowning the city).
Others say it really existed and a cataclism wiped it out. There are rumours of finding underwater ruins in various places - such as the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean just outside of the Gibraltar Straight, or even the Black Sea (my parents live in a town quite near to the Black Sea :-).
Others say that in fact the catastrophy that destroyed the island was the so-called Thera/Santorini eruption, which destroyed three thirds of the island.
So I think you're right, one day they will find it, and maybe we could learn something from it (rumour has it they had a very advanced technology, I read somewhere a quote about the inhabitants who got energy from a kind of mirrors, probably powered by the sun, and also about the people travelling on a kind of "flying boards" - right now I can't find any references, but I distinctly remember reading about it).
If I could be young again, I would become an "Atlantis hunter", and even if I didn't find it, I could discover other things in the process. You know, just like Heinrich Schliemann, who believed in the story of Troy and kept looking for it, when nobody believed it was a real place - but he insisted until he found it!
Take care (and don't go out without an umbrella :-)
Anca

May 29, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear anca.
lately in the mail i recieved an envelope with an image of the messenger of the gods in the left hand corner.it was from a company that does mailout surveys so seeing the god i thought mmm interesting.i opened it wondering from whom[...]
regards
belinda paterson


Dear Belinda,
I have edited the rest of the message, because I considered it personal.
But I think you are right, it must have been a sign. I was impressed by the film "Jeff, Who Lives at Home", in which Jeff decides that a wrong number call, from someone looking for "Kevin", is a sign. So he spends his whole day looking for this hypothetical Kevin, and in the end he manages to be in the right place, at the right time, to do the right thing, just because he decided to follow this random sign.
From the new mythology-related things that I found: two South Korean series, one called "Iris", the other one called "Athena: Goddess of War" - but they are about espionage, and IRIS and ATHENA are two organizations which tried to take over the world (I just don't get why the bad guys had to have a mythological name... maybe because it's easy to make an acronym from these short names). Other than this, no connection to the Greek goddesses :-(
All the best, from freezing Italy,
Anca

May 27, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear anca.i too have been on the lookout for more references to gods and goddesses and as luck is i was watching a documentaries about Gough Whitlam,and the 1st reference was that our aspiring prime minister was an"Orpheus in a red-neck Underworld",discussion of the then prime ministers "Hubris"(take a bow Sophecles),and then to top it off the "Mythology"of the ptime minister Gough Whitlam as he ran the country.
i scribbled these down.
i was going to wait a little longer before i wrote but i think i needed to share this before another topic would be of intrest to discuss.
not exactly mentioning gods and goddesses but along the same vein just the same..more to come soon.
regards
belinda paterson.


Dear Belinda,
wow, lots of mythological references in just one documentary! But I like it this way, because some people know what it's all aboout, while others, who don't know, might feel some curiosity to find out more about these "strange" names (or at least, that's why I always hope, that people want to know more about new things... can you tell that I used to be a teacher?)
I haven't seen anything new lately, because I've stayed mostly at home, working like crazy, day and night. I guess that when I'm finished, I'll just fall into a slumber, like Psyche, when she opened the bottle given to her by Persephone, about which she believed it contained the essence of beauty. Let's see who comes to wake me up after that!
A big hug,
Anca

May 23, 2013
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by: belinda patersono

Dear anca.i just did some surfing and found out through a www site realclearscience about pluto.its all about coincidence really.pluto plural were discoveted/created circa 1930 within months of each other.planet pluto was found feburary18 1930 and a young girl venetia burney who was studing roman mythology said that pluto would be a name for the then unnamed plamet.her grandad submitted the name so it was because no other names were offered.
pluto the bloodhound was originally named rover but it was too common so a switch to pluto with his first full length movie was made and the name stuck because of the movie being lovable to his master mickey and that he was named after the planet not the other way around.
hope that helps.
regards
belinda paterson


Dear Belinda,
Thank you for all the info. When I'll write about Pluto, I also plan include info about the planet and also to mention the Disney character. And yes, Pluto is a much better name than Rover, it surely gives him personality.
I'd like to add more things to the site, but I didn't have any time lately. So I'll add all this info in my "to do" folder.
I followed your example and tried to look around more carefully, and what did I see? I found the name of a surveillance company, called "the Sphinx". I know the sphinx was good at protecting his own secret, but not other things. And the image they had was too funny, a sort-of kind-of sphinx-like face with an expression like "say what?"
All the best,
Anca

May 22, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear anca.i have also been thinking on the story of orpheus and eurydice.you posed the ? if i had the power would i bring a loved one back from the dead?.i would do the reverse.i would go back in time and find the three men that i have only loved and i would tell them that no matter what happerns next i would always love them for to bring them forward into this age they would not cope but for me to back knowing what ive been through would be the difference.i would also go and find myself and say not to worry no matter how bad it gets..you will be o.k
it is against the law of the gods to take revenge.love and carring that love beauty and creating beauty is the best revenge because it hurts no one.
Regards
Belinda paterson


Dear Belinda,
I haven't posted the story of Orpheus yet.
I think you have a very strong point here. After all, bringing a person back from the dead is somehow like going back in time.
I've also come to the conclusion that I'd tell my old self not to worry, because in the end everything will be fine, one way or another. I'd also like to tell all the young people out there that, no matter how hopeless a situation might look, they shouldn't lose hope, because in the end it gets better.
And I guess this does not apply only to the past. What if one day I meet my future self, who has come back in time? She'd probably tell me the same, not to worry about the future.
Thank you for your wise and helpful words, you've got me thinking...
A big hug from the opposite side of the planet :-)
Anca

May 22, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear anca.i can add more to your apollo/achillies conversation..
(Cue the chorous)
"Wait great ones theres more!"
(Appears at right)
"Fair lords of olympus,if you think thats good,i. venus have had many beauty schools named in my honour and my children of these places work in my name making beauty far and beyond...."
(Exit floating stage left)...
I went to a hairdressing school in melbourne named Venus School of Hair and Beauty and had my hair cut Princess Diana style before i went back to my second year of high school.did i feel like a goddess?yes.
regards
belinda paterson


Dear Belinda,
after all, Princess Diana was named after the Roman goddess Diana, so there you have it, another goddess. Hmmm, I'll just start to look around and see if the Italians use the name of the gods (in their case, the Roman gods) in the same way.
What I do remember is that there are many "hairdressers" for dogs (sorry, I can't find the right word now) which have the name Pluto's (something), but I suppose they are called after Disney's Pluto (even if in general the name of the character is "translated" into Italias as Pippo).
But why is Disney's Pluto named after the Greek god? Hmmm, that's a nice mystery to solve!
All the best,
Anca
PS: I really think you are quite talented as a writer :-)

May 21, 2013
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Dear anca.ive been thinking too about why a tyre place and a bus service would use the gods apollo and achillies and then the answer when i was running this morning early around 6a.m. andvi saw the clouds clear across a indigo sky and the only star was the planet venus..travel of course.
apollo was the god that would pull the sun across the sky using a chariot.
achillies travelled to troy oh and then there is that thing about his heel and tyres are like feet and sandals were made from tyres at one stage here in oz named "treads".
I hope that helps?
regards
belinda paterson.

Hello, here I am again :-)
Yes, what you say makes sense, so the guys who invented these adverts for their businesses were not totally wrong. I would be nice to imagine the gods on Mount Olympus, boasting (or not) with what people say about them in the 21st century:
- So, Achilles, what have you got?
- They gave my name to tyres. And you?
- They gave my name to buses, so I guess I'm more important.
- No, Apollo, I'm more important, because buses can't work without tyres...
and so on...
An in the meantime I'm thinking of the beautiful sky that you've seen :-)
A big hug,
Anca

May 20, 2013
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Dear Anca.
thanks for the reply.alot of people have walked away when the words "nervous breakdown" and the prefixes"ive had" appear in the same sentence/quote.seriously its not a criminal offence ive been through worse this was the end of it.ones psyche(yep you got it)can only take so much.
so i was thinking..an advert for the dresses.."so your life has been kicked to the kyper belt,and life is a tradgey(even the chorus is lost for words),whats a mere mortal to do?
GET DRESSED(goddess style) GET PSYCHE'D for your day...for there is nothing more powerful than when a woman feels pretty(yes.you.)
Too much?
regards
belinda paterson.


Dear Belinda,
this is pure genius, I adore it! I like it how you have the strength to find the funny side of things, that's what makes a winner!
I really hope one day to see this advert for your Greek goddess dresses shop. And I keep laughing at the chorus who is at a loss for words... I picture in my mind the chorus in a Greek tragedy (or comedy ;-), who doesn't say anything... hilarious! And yet so true...

Be right back...

May 20, 2013
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Im glad ive made someone laugh..the giggle factor has not been in high rotation in the last 4years..my life has been an oddessey itself.can i identify with Opheus?definately.two years ago i lost my mind..and by the gods i fought back.
when i made that joke my brain must have been on reboot..Pluto was reduced to dwarf status and then kicked to the kyper belt in the outer solar system...i still laugh..i dont know if you have a saying similar to "being kicked up.the kyber.."well it means being kicked up the ....."(thus the giggles).
Well the gods must be on my side..i saw the names appolo and achilles on of all things 1.an avert for tyres and 2.a bus line!
further news materail for not one but two dresses cheeeeap! so i got what i needed for half price!
Regards belinda.

Hello!
I just loved the expression with the Khyber and the connection with the Kuiper Belt. I'm still laughing because of it! You should trademark the expression "to kick to the Kuiper Belt", after all, it has to do with science/astronomy!
You must be a very strong person, because you've managed to be back on your feet again and see those little things which can make someone smile.
I can't find a connection about Apollo and tyres, or Achilles and buses. I'll have to try harder!
My latest "mythological" discovery is a Korean girl group, called "9 Muses" (there are nine singers in that group). But it's not as funny as your finds!
Well, may the gods continue to be on your side and please come back to share with us other discoveries!
A big hug,
Anca

May 17, 2013
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OH YES OF COURSE.now that you told me who he was wasnt Eurydice his wife and was bitten by a snake so Orpheus made a deal with Hades that as long as O didnt look back at E they could leave the Underworld together but O forgot and he lost E forever?no wonder people love these stories they are almost "real" to us mortals...i still believe they exist..i sometimes think there is a big tearoom somewhere and theyre all there(not just these but all gods..even the ones of this age) and if one is too busy someone else steps in..thats me anyway..i once asked allah for water and i got a free cocca cola..and im catholic!
Anyway after much moving around im finally settled in a new home and town and this weekend ill be dragging out the sewing machine and creating goddess inspired gowns.hopefully all is well and i will email ect..
regards..belinda paterson.


Dear Belinda,
yes, Orpheus was Eurydice's husband. I've always found their story very touching, as their love almost managed to defy death. Can you imagine what it is like to lose someone dear, then to have an extraordinary chance to get that person back (with the help of your divine talent) and then to lose that person again for the second time? It's already awful to lose someone once. Losing him/her twice must be unbearable (in fact, for poor Orpheus it was unbearable, in the end he lost his mind).
I like your idea about the big tearoom, it must be quite a fun place!
I wish you good luck in your new home and in your new town :-) and also with your creations.
A big hug from Italy,
Anca

PS: I'm still laughing at the imaginary chat between Pluto and Orpheus... I'm imagining something in the style of an "i can has cheezburger" image, with the two of them, and the image of a crossed-out planet and of a lipstick in the background.

May 17, 2013
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Dear Anca.thanks for the directions re pic upload.will do so near future.was out today.had to share with what i found.was in a chemist browsing when i was gazing along the names of a cosmetic brands lip pencil choices when the name ORPHEAUS(A typo sorry)jumped at me.
Isnt he /she the god/ess of the underworld?
I felt sorry for him and could imagine him commeserating wiyh Pluto whos namesake planet was reduced to dwarf planet status......imagine discussion...."yes i truly emphasize with you Pluto ,reduced to a dwarf where as for me ,god of the underworld all powerful reduced to....the powers of a LIPSTICK!

Dear Belinda,
I'm still laughing for Orpheus "reduced to....the powers of a LIPSTICK!" But maybe (now I'm just inventing connections) they mean that, as Orpheus could charm everyone with his music, you can just put on this magic lipstick and you start singing like Maria Callas (sorry, Orpheus :-) - even if I'm sure they didn't really think about it!
(And, by the way, I, too, feel for poor Pluto whose planet was degraded. Who knew astronomy could be so unfair!).
I found out a fun fact today, too. My daughter introduced me to k-pop and today, while browsing music, I read the title of an article about a Korean boyband who released a song called Janus (the Roman god of the beginnings/transitions/passages, who had two faces, one looking towards the past and the other one towards the future). I also watched the video, with the translated lyrics, and it is about a boy who hides his feelings in front of his girlfriend (they don't say what kind of feelings), and pretends to be OK when in fact he's crying behind her back (he wants to leave her, for her own good). Maybe they refer to the idea of being two-faced, just like Janus, even if poor Janus was not known for being a hypocrite - or maybe I'm just inventing connections again, just to find an excuse for the title!
Have a lovely day,
Anca

May 14, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear anca.just recieved latest.looooovvvvveeeed the pic.ive downloaded that one too to my phone.w.o.w. on the idea of selling a dress or two on ebay.will give it much concideration.have tried today to upload self wearing psyche dress to your website.please let me know if image was recieved as i have others of other goddess style garments made.
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belinda paterson.

Dear Belinda,
I haven't received the photos :-(((
This site does certain things automatically and I don't have much control over them.
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I can't wait to see them and also to show them to the world, if you agree!
A big hug,
Anca

May 14, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear Belinda,
Should you decide to create more dresses and maybe sell them on Etsy or eBay, just let me know and I'll add a link to your future page on my site :-) (as you see, I think forward in the future - I have also read a lot about how to work at home, so when someone is creative and has a lot of sensibility, like you, I immediately think about that person as being able to sell on etsy).
I dream of going to Pompeii some day, too. I'll make sure to look for the lovely lady in the fresco. I'm adding the image below, it is an unbelievably delicate work of art:















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Goddess Flora, or Spring,...



A big hug,
Anca from Italy


Dear Italy.
thank you for the wonderful feedback, that was a surprise for me as I thought I'd post it and oh well you know think its just one of my adventures I have had whilst wearing my goddess (now Psyche) dress. I have worn it before for my birthday to a restaurant and yes again attention. I enjoy wearing it because I feel good in it. We should wear and enjoy garments that make us feel so. I'm seriously thinking of creating more even for winter. I have taken photos but im not very tech savvy but I promise I will.
And dear Italy if you can visit Pompeii for me and visit the fresco that pictures a green background with a red head maid picking flowers that are white. I think of this goddess when I wear my dress as well.

regards
Belinda

May 11, 2013
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by: belinda paterson

Dear Anca.
thank you for your reply. presently a domestic goddess (and suitably attired!) With the weather being warm here I wore said dress shopping. Funny I wasn't falling out of dress as I wore both pieces. Got a lot of attention from the opposite sex! Have we forgotten to dress occasionally? Maybe. I always joked that I'd find (or fall over) my Cupid at the supermarket (joke reply "on special?"). No luck this time!
regards
Belinda - Benalla Victoria.


Hello Belinda
I totally agree with you that we forgot to dress occasionally. Congratulations for your your dress, keep wearing it and maybe Cupid will find you! This way, it will turn into a "lucky goddess dress". We definitely need pictures!
A big hug from Italy!

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