Cupid went to Venus to tell her about what had happened. Venus became even more jealous and angry. Psyche tried desperately to win the Gods over, but none of them "would do anything to make Venus their enemy." (96) She decided to go straight to Venus herself, and offer herself as her servant.
Venus laughed at her and told her to sort a pile of tiny seeds. After hearing this, the creatures in the field felt bad for her and they all helped her. When Venus came back, she said to Psyche, "Your work is by no means over." (98) She decided that if she kept half starving and working Psyche, she would lose her beauty. She told her to go and gather wool from the golden sheep.
When she came to the river where the sheep were, she felt the strong urge to drown herself and end all of her pain, but a reed gave her advice and she continued with her task.
Venus told her to fetch water from a river that could only be reached if you had wings and an eagle helped her. She then got a box from the underworld and when she opened it, she was taken over by a deep sleep. Cupid had returned at this point and returned the sleep to the box. He then took her to the Gods where they were formally married and Psyche was made immortal. And they lived happily ever after.