One can of course use metaphorical expressions but ascribing
properties to not existent entity is curious business. One is
free to describe Pegasus as one like with whatever kind of
wings but we know that Pegasus does not exist in, uh, reality.
The soul has in this sense the same ''status'' as Pegasus. I assume
the analogy with our ''heart'' which seems to be the place where
our love coms from? The old Greek used what I call ''metal analogy''
such that our Lew can be described as ''honest as gold'' and
our chakster ''strong like iron''. This analogy imply constant
properties so even if Lew seduced the wife of his best friend
he will still be ''honest like gold'' while chakster even with broken legs
would be able to dance and jump.