Ukraine Country on At this moment, the reader may remember that the Greek word psyche was personified as the name of the heroine of one of the most influential Latin tales, the long and complex story of Cupid and Psyche in Apuleius’s second-century A.D. novel, The Golden Ass or Metamorphoses. Cupid and Psyche already appear in Greek art as earIy as the fourth century B.e. Their story has been told, interpreted, and illustrated in many different ways over the centuries. (See Figure 3 for one such example. Ukraine Country 2016.