PCG – Eros
Some say there are two Eroses, the elder who is the early god, and the other who is the eternally young son of Aphrodite. The “elder” Eros was the cause of the birth of the race of immortal gods and goddesses. The “younger” Eros is the one depicted as a winged boy, the son of Aphrodite, considered to be both the most beautiful and the youngest of the gods.But even in this form, kids grown up. Problems ensue when Eros (called Cupid in this story) falls in love with Psyche. His radiance is such that for her own safety, he insists that she must never look upon his face, and he only visits her at night. At first, she’s ok with this, but her sisters and family insist that her husband must be a grotesque and dangerous monster. Finally, to shut them up, one night she lights a lamp and sees his glorious beauty, which doesn’t blast her but does make her tremble so hard she shakes the lamp. A few drops of hot oil dribble on her beloved, burning him, and he flies away from her in physical pain compounded by the pain of knowing she doubted him.
Written and recorded by PCG. | Inspired by “ZuZu” Perkal