But the need to obey the divine command sent poor Psyche to meet
the sentence decreed , the ritual preparations for the fatal marriage were completed in utter sorrow , and the living corpse was led from the house surrounded by all the people . Tearful Psyche walked along , not in wedding procession , but in her own funeral cortege .
Sed monitis caelestibus parendi necessitas misellam Psychen ad destinatam poenam efflagitabat : perfectis igitur feralis thalami cum summo maerore sollemnibus toto prosequente populo vivum producitur funus et lacrimosa Psyche comitatur non nuptias sed exequias suas .
But the necessity of obeying the gods’ orders drove poor little Psyche to her fated punishment . After the solemnization of her funereal bridal amid an uproar of lamentation , the whole city escorted her forth as a sort of living corpse , and the sobbing girl attended not her wedding but her own burial procession .