Asks why Lewis felt the myth of Cupid and Psyche needed to be retold. The story told by the Priest of Essur is a “middle step” between the original myth and Lewis’s recasting of it, in which the incomplete pagan notion of sacrifice gives way to the fullness of that theme in Christianity.
Schakel, Pete J.
"Retelling within a Myth Retold: The Priest of Essur and Lewisian Mythopoetics,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol9/iss4/3