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In Roman mythology, Voluptas or Volupta, was the beautiful daughter born from the union of Cupid and Psyche. She is known as the goddess of "sensual pleasures" whose Latin name means "pleasure" or "bliss". The first known mention of Voluptas was made by the Roman author Lucius Apuleius, in the The Golden Ass.

In Greek Mythology, she is called Hedone, daughter of Eros, God of love, and Psyche, the soul. Her opposites are the Algea, or pains.


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