Question - What does the goddess Psyche represent?

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PSYKHE (Psyche) was the goddess of the soul and the wife of Eros (Roman Cupid) god of love. She was once a mortal princess whose extraordinary beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite (Roman Venus) when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl. In ancient Greek, the word psyche (as we mentioned earlier), meant butterfly. This insect was also a symbol for the breath of life, a breeze, a life-giving wind… Little by little, thanks to the Roman Empire's influence, the word ended up symbolizing the human soul. That breath would take the shape of a butterfly. Psyche and Eros. Psyche was one of three sisters, princesses in a Grecian kingdom. All three were beautiful, but Psyche was the most beautiful. Psyche. Psyche is the goddess of the soul, spirit, and compassion. She married Eros, son of Aphrodite and he spreads love around the world. The story of Cupid and Psyche was readily allegorized. In late antiquity, Martianus Capella (5th century) refashions it as an allegory about the fall of the human soul. For Apuleius, immortality is granted to the soul of Psyche as a reward for commitment to sexual love.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psyche_(psychology)

In psychology, the psyche /ˈsa? ki/ is the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious. The word has a long history of use in psychology and philosophy, dating back to ancient times, and represents one of the fundamental concepts for understanding human nature from a scientific point of view.

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/psyche

Psyche. The psyche refers to all of the elements of the human mind, both conscious and unconscious. In colloquial usage, the term sometimes refers to a person's emotional life. For example, a person might say that trauma has damaged a person's psyche.

https://www.greensburgdailynews.com/news/lifestyles/the-story-behind-cupid-s-bow/article_8a7048e7-63

Perhaps Cupid is usually seen as a baby because babies represent the combination of two people in love. In Greek mythology, his mother is Aphrodite. Cupid is the equivalent to the gods Amor and Eros, depending on which myths are told. He is represented by the symbol of two hearts with an arrow piercing through them.

https://www.thoughtco.com/id-ego-and-superego-4582342

One of Sigmund Freud's most well-known ideas was his theory of personality, which proposed that the human psyche is composed of three separate but interacting parts: the id, the ego, and the superego.

https://www.theoi.com/Ouranios/Psykhe.html

PSYKHE (Psyche) was the goddess of the soul and the wife of Eros (Roman Cupid) god of love. She was once a mortal princess whose extraordinary beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite (Roman Venus) when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl.

http://drvidyahattangadi.com/why-is-it-said-that-love-is-blind/

The hot oil made Cupid blind. He got really angry with her for breaking her promise and spill out oil in his eyes. Psyche tried to console Cupid, she begged of him to not leave her, but he left her. She accomplishes everything and gets to see Cupid and discovers that he is blind because of her oil spill.

https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/psyche

soul, psyche(noun) the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life. Synonyms: somebody, head, person, someone, brain, mortal, soulfulness, soul, individual, mind, nous.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungian_archetypes

Carl Jung understood archetypes as universal, archaic patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct. In Jungian psychology, archetypes are highly developed elements of the collective unconscious.

http://journalpsyche.org/tag/understanding-human-mind/

At the center of Freud's theory are psychopathologies that result in a mental illness within a subject. It is Freud's premise that within the human mind is contained in three levels of awareness or consciousness. They are the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious. Working together they create our reality.

https://www.gordonpraxis.de/mindpsyche/

Psyche (Greek ψυχή breath, blow) was used in classic Greek as a synonym for the word soul. Whilst psyche only exists in the body and is connected to the body, soul refers to the part that is unfading. Functions of psyche. Psyche has two main functions.

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/small-bodies/asteroids/16-psyche/in-depth/

Psyche orbits the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter at a distance ranging from 235 million to 309 million miles (378 million to 497 million kilometers) from the Sun. That's 2. 5 to 3. 3 Astronomical Units (AU), with 1 AU being the distance between Earth and the Sun.

http://deities1.tripod.com/deitydictionarycopy/id11.html

Cupid was the Roman "translation" of the Greek God Eros (the Greek name came to mean love of all kinds, but Cupido is strictly Sexual Lust). Cupid was the god of love in Roman mythology. The name Cupid is a variation on Cupido ("desire"), and this god was also known by the name Amor ("love").