Students may be interested in learning about Eros, Cupid's counterpart in Greek mythology. The story "The Golden Ass," by Lucius Apuleius (a Roman writer), tells the story in which Eros (EE ros) falls in love with Psyche (SI kee), a mortal maiden.
Use these classical myths to entertain your students
Orpheis (OR foos) and Eurydice (u RID ih see): Orpheus tried to rescue his wife Eurydice from the Underworld. Using his lyre, he persuaded the King of the Dead to release Eurydice. However, he was not permitted to look back at Eurydice while he was leading her back to the land of the living. They were almost to safety when Orpheus looked back and lost his wife forever.
Echo and Narcissus (nar SIS us): Echo was condemned by Hera to speak only when echoing the words of others. In this myth, Narcissus was excessively proud of his appearance and, in the end, he was destroyed by his love for himself.
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Greek Myths by William Hofmann