(image: Aphrodite, Dionysus and bride)
M0948 = Perry544. Source: Phaedrus, Perotti’s Appendix 6.16 (adapted into prose; shortened). This is Perry 544. For another story, far more pessimistic, about a donkey and a poor man’s wedding plans, see #1000. Venus (Greek Aphrodite) was the goddess of love, and Bacchus (Greek Dionysus) was the god of wine and rejoicing. Hymenaeus was the Greek god of weddings.