What is psyche?

  • (noun): The immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life.
    Synonyms: soul
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on psyche:

Les Fêtes De Paphos - Synopsis - Act Three: L'Amour Et Psyché
... Librettist Claude-Henri de Fusée de Voisenon Source the myth of Cupid and Psyche Psyche is in love with Cupid (L'Amour) but is punished by the jealous Venus ... Cupid and Psyche are shipwrecked in a storm conjured up by the Fury Tisiphone and Psyche drowns ... Cupid journeys to the underworld and rescues Psyche but daylight reveals that her beauty has been destroyed by Tisiphone ...
Psyche - Other Uses
... Cupid and Psyche, a myth 16 Psyche, an asteroid HMS Psyche, one of various British naval ships USS Psyche V (SP-9), a United States patrol vessel Danielle ...
Cupid (2009 TV Series) - Characters
... all Greco-Roman myths except the story of Cupid and Psyche (either indicating that he has forgotten this occurrence, that it has yet to happen, or that he is lying) ... According to the legend of Cupid and Psyche, Psyche had jealous sisters who filled her head with lies about Cupid, which led her to open a box from the Underworld that she thought was ... his lack of knowledge about Cupid's mythical wife, Psyche) ...
USS Psyche V (SP-9)
... USS Psyche V (SP-9) was an armed motorboat that served in the United States Navy as a patrol vessel from 1917 to 1919 ... Psyche V was built in 1911 by Fred S ... She had been renamed Psyche V by the time the U.S ...
The Green-Eyed Monster (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) - Plot Synopsis
... and is revealed to be the beautiful Psyche ... in love with a male companion) instead of Psyche ... Aphrodite jealous of Psyche's beauty, appears and chastises her son Cupid for missing her with the arrow, and he flies away ...

More definitions of "psyche":

  • (noun): (Greek mythology) a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him; became the personification of the soul.
  • (noun): That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason.
    Synonyms: mind, head, brain, nous

Famous quotes containing the word psyche:

    The experience of the gangster as an experience of art is universal to Americans. There is almost nothing we understand better or react to more readily or with quicker intelligence.... In ways that we do not easily or willingly define, the gangster speaks for us, expressing that part of the American psyche which rejects the qualities and the demands of modern life, which rejects “Americanism” itself.
    Robert Warshow (1917–1955)

    Celestial Cupid her fam’d son advanc’t,
    Holds his dear Psyche sweet intranc’t
    After her wandring labours long,
    Till free consent the gods among
    Make her his eternal Bride,
    And from her fair unspotted side
    Two blissful twins are to be born,
    Youth and Joy; so Jove hath sworn,
    John Milton (1608–1674)