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Copy of Copy of Flower Myths: Narcissus, Hyacinth, Adonis
Transcript of Copy of Copy of Flower Myths: Narcissus, Hyacinth, Adonis
Echo, the goddess of wood and wild creatures fell in with him
While Narcissus was wandering around Hera suspected that Zeus was in love with one of the nymphs, so gradually she went against Echo and cursed her with not being able to speak her own thoughts but only repeat what the last words spoken to her were
As a result Echo wasn't able to talk to Narcissus
The Gods replied to his prayers by saying "May he who loves not others love himself” How Narcissus was Made (cont.) Another tale of Narcissus about the flower was that he is not really a person at all.
Zeus called upon the flower to help his brother Hades capture Persephone, “whom he fell in love with” and as she saw it, she immediately reached for it and was taken away by one of Hades' horsemen and was taken to the underworld where she wedded him. Lily-shaped and of a deep purple
Said to be a splendid crimson
Flower was honored by his name because of his tragic death Adonis Thank you for watching!! Greece was not a fertile country, but was filled with vast valleys and dry hills. The importance of these stories was often not a lesson, but somewhat posed as a way to signify the Gods, because they believed everything beautiful was a direct cause of the gods. Hyacinth was Apollo's “Right hand man”, and they were always playful and often were competitive.
One day they went into a grass field and decided to play DISCUS Apollo took his turn Hyacinth stood on the sideline to watch his friend throw
To Apollo's horror the discus then swerved and hit Hyacinth in the forehead, killing him instantly
His blood then created the purple Hyacinth Narcissus saw his reflection in the water and he tried to reach for it
Knowing that he was not able to leave it, he said that only death could set him free
After his death where his body had laid there was a blooming flower that was named after him The Other Story Did Apollo Did It or Not? There is another story that it was Zephyr, the West Wind, not Apollo, who was the direct cause of his death who, "he also loved the fairest of youths and in his jealous anger at seeing the god preferred to him he blew upon the discus and made it strike Hyacinth." (page 116) Every year the Greek girls mourn for him and rejoice when his flower- described as the blood-red anemone and the windflower- blooms again Was loved by Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Persephone Was killed by a wild boar