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Psyche, the heroine of a Greek myth dealing with the love of the soul (psuche), was beloved by Eros (Cupid). They only met at night, and the mortal maiden was warned by the god not to try to discover who he was. At last, however, curiosity got the better of her, and she lit a lamp and looked at him while asleep. Eros, awaked by a drop of hot oil which fell on him, immediately vanished; and it was not till after long wanderings that Psyche was again united to the god in the palace of Aphrodite, where the jealous Queen of Love had kept her for a time in slavery.