Again the conception of Athena pretending to be Cypris is curious.
The name Cypraea comes from Cypris, one of the names of the goddess Venus.
Nay, who but would have lamented the grievous love of Cypris?
Yet "the art of Aphrodite," "so Cypris ordained their form," are assertions of designing intelligence.
The hands are the hands, in both poems, of Aphrodite: the voices are respectively those of Cypris and of Urania.
From the superficial resemblance of the shell to that of an Ostracod, this is known as the Cypris stage.
Fair was the form of Cypris while Adonis was living, but her beauty has died with Adonis!
Another bed is strewn for beautiful Adonis, one bed Cypris keeps, and one the rosy-armed Adonis.
And Cypris made her heart faint, and in her confusion she could scarcely gather her spirit back to her.
To Cypris his kiss is dear, though he lives no longer, but Adonis knew not that she kissed him as he died.