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Psyche
Psyche
Psyche[1]
Portrayed By Susan Ward[1]
Beryl Te Wiata (as Old Psyche)[1]
Uncredited voice actress[2]
Created By Mythological
Steven Baum[1]
Series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Xena: Warrior Princess
Only Appearance "The Green-Eyed Monster" (HTLJ)
"A Comedy of Eros" (XWP, voice only)
Profile
Gender Female
Status Alive[2]
Residence Maladon[1]
Mount Olympus[2]
Race Olympian (formerly Mortal)[1]
Also Known As Sweet Pea[1]
Relationships
Romances Cupid
Affiliations Holidus, Olympians
Father Holidus[1]
Son(s) Bliss[2][3]
Other Family Aphrodite (mother-in-law)
Hercules, Ares (brothers-in-law)

Psyche was the daughter of the innkeeper Holidus, known for her incredible beauty. As she grew older, many suitors asked for her hand in marriage but she refused them, hoping to fall in love. She had feelings for Hercules, which he did not share until he was accidentally shot by one of Cupid's arrows. Cupid was in love with Psyche and when he saw Hercules courting her he became jealous and turned into a Green-Eyed Monster. As the monster, Cupid kidnapped Psyche and took her to Hephaestus' Cathedral. In the meantime, Hercules found a way to escape the power of the arrow and Psyche came to realize that Cupid was in love with her.

Fearing their love would cause Cupid harm, Aphrodite turned Psyche into an old woman. But Cupid loved her anyway and Hercules convinced Aphrodite to give Psyche ambrosia to make her immortal so the couple could live together happily.[1]

On Olympus, Psyche and Cupid would marry and conceive a son, Bliss. When Bliss escaped their home, she searched all of Olympus for him, before Cupid found him in a Grecian village.[2]

GalleryEdit

All images are from "The Green-Eyed Monster". See Category:Psyche images for more.

Background informationEdit

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Psyche was unnamed in "A Comedy of Eros," but the Hercules & Xena Roleplaying Game revealed her as the mother of Bliss.

In classical mythology, Psyche is usually referred to as the Goddess of the Soul ("Psyche" being Greek for Soul), but her godly domain (if any) was unrevealed in the Xenaverse.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 HTLJ: "The Green-Eyed Monster"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 XWP: "A Comedy of Eros"
  3. Secrets of the Ancient World



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