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What was Psyche supposed to put in the little box to take to the underworld?


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February 15, 2011 3:39PM

The box was empty when Psyche left for the underworld. She was supposed to have Proserpina, the Queen of the Underworld, place a bit of Psyche's beauty in the box. When Psyche leaves the underworld, she decides to open the box and take a little bit of the beauty for herself, but the box does not contain beauty; it contains sleep, and Psyche falls asleep. Cupid, who has by now forgiven Psyche, rushes to her aid, and puts the sleep back in the box, waking Psyche. He then appeals to Jupiter, who decides that Psyche be made immortal and marry Cupid.

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