In both stories the god or spirit had a strong love for the youngest child but decided to conceal their true identity in fear that the youngest child would not love them anymore. Once the youngest child disobeyed commands by attempting to discover the true identities of their lovers, their lovers disappeared. The youngest children then had to go on different quests in order to find their loves and regain their trust and favor.
The youngest children each went on three different quests. After they each completed their various tasks they were reunited with their lovers. The god or spirit used these tasks as a test to test the love of the youngest children. Once they were able to complete their tasks this proved that they really loved the god or spirit and that the god or spirit could show their true form around the youngest child and still be loved.
For class this week we read various versions of the story beauty and the beast. In this blog post I will be comparing The Frog Princess with Cupid and Psyche. These both fit the beauty and the beast mold and were similar in various ways but also had some subtle differences. For example both of the stories started out with three children of a king the two elder children finding love and the youngest left in sorrow and despair. However once the youngest child found love it was a special type of love not with another human but rather with a god or a spirit.