C.S. Lewis masterfully retells the myth of Cupid and Psyche from the ancient Roman novel Metamorphoses. He transforms the story into a skewering examination of idolatry, victim mentality, envy, loss, grief, guilt, and eventual conversion. Both Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien regarded this his best work.
Grades 9 and up
Lewis was born in Ireland and loved Irish, Norse, and Greek mythology. To learn more about Irish myths, see Irish Studio's Cartoon Success.