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Goddess of the Soul
The Abduction of Psyche by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1895)
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Psyche (//; Greek: Ψυχή, Psychí) is the Greek goddess of the soul. She was born a mortal woman, with beauty that rivaled Aphrodite. Psyche is known from the story called The Golden Ass, written by Lucius Apuleius in the 2nd century. She is sometimes referred to as Psykhe.
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