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In Roman mythology, Voluptas or Volupta is the beautiful daughter born from the union of Cupid and Psyche.[1] She is often found in the company of the Charites, or Three Graces, and she is known as the goddess of "sensual pleasures" whose Latin name means "pleasure" or "bliss".[2][3]

Some Roman authors[4][5][6][7] mention a goddess named Volupia, who had a temple near the Romanula gate at Rome and was likely the same as Voluptas.

In Greek Mythology, she is called Hedone. Her opposites are the Algea, or pains.

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External links

  • Ode to Voluptas (Information about Voluptas, Daughter of Cupid & Psyche)
  • Theoi Project - Hedone/Voluptas
  • Myth Index - Volupia
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