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  Narcissus, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Narcissus, who was loved by Apollo and is counted among the most handsome young men, was, according to some, the son of the river god Cephisus and the nymph Liriope, or according to others, the son of Endymion and Selene (Moon).
When later Narcissus, who was as beautiful as Dionysus 2 or Apollo, discovered his image in a pool, he fell in love with himself, and not being able to find consolation, he died of sorrow by the same pool.
For it was while she, attracted by the sweet scent of the narcissus, gathered flowers over a meadow, that the earth opened and Hades sprang out upon her with his immortal horses, and took her with him to be the queen of the Underworld.
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 Narcissus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Narcissus (mythology), in Greek mythology, a handsome youth, the son of the river god Cephissus.
Narcissus (plant), genus of bulbous herbs of the amaryllis family.
Echo (mythology), in Greek mythology, a mountain nymph.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Narcissus.html   (146 words)

 Greek mythology N-Z - All About Turkey
In Greek mythology, Peirithous was a King of the Lapiths and a son of Ixion and Dia.
In Greek mythology, Proteus was a son of Abas and the twin brother of Acrisius.
In Greek mythology, Xuthus was a son of Helen by the nymph Orseis.
www.allaboutturkey.com /sozlukmit2.htm   (3951 words)

 Narcissus (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Narcissus' beauty was so unmatched that he felt it was godlike in scope, comparable to the beauty of Bacchus and Apollo.
Thus for the Greeks Narcissus stood for vanity, callousness and insensitivity, as he was emotionally numb to the entreaties of those who fell in love with his beauty.
The Narcissus flower blooms early in the spring and is often found in damp soil near to a pond.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Narcissus_(mythology)   (1053 words)

 Greek &. Roman Mythology (N-Z)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Greek mythology, Pleuron was a son of Aetolus and Pronoe and brother to Calydon.
In Greek mythology, Proetus was a son of Abas and the twin brother of Acrisius.
In Greek and Roman mythology, the Styx was the principal river in the underworld.
www.ii.uj.edu.pl /~artur/enc/D1B.htm   (2578 words)

 Echo & Narcissus
Narcissus left Echo heartbroken and she spent the rest of her life in lonely glens, pining away for the love she never knew, until only her voice remained.
Narcissus came upon a clear spring at Donacon in Thespia and, as he bent low to take a drink, for the first time caught sight of himself reflected in the pool.
Narcissus was tormented, much as he had tormented all those who in the past had been unlucky enough to fall in love with him.
www.thanasis.com /echo.htm   (1765 words)

Narcissus is another example among several of a beautiful young man who spurned sex and died as a result.
In the Roman poet Ovid's retelling of the myth, Narcissus is the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope.
One of these nymphs, Echo, was so distraught over this rejection that she withdrew into a lonely spot and faded until all that was left was a plaintive whisper.
www.pantheon.org /articles/n/narcissus.html   (296 words)

 Narcissus in Greek mythology - from www.Wikipedia.org
Narcissus was a handsome Greek youth who rejected the desperate advances of the nymph Echo.
In Greek mythology, Narcissus or Narkissos, was a hero of the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty and his pride.
As Pausanias also notes, yet another tale is that the narcissus flower was created to entice Demeter's daughter Core away from her companions to enable Hades to abduct her.
members.tripod.com /MadsBjorkli/html/narcissus.htm   (589 words)

 Latin 1 - Mythology - Love Myths - Narcissus and Echo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Narcissus, confused, picked her up and said, "Oh, you are just like all the other nymphs who try to kiss me and tell me 'I love you.'"
As Narcissus bent over a pool for a drink, he saw there his own reflection and for a moment thought it was a beautiful nymph, as beautiful as he was handsome, and fill in love with it.
The flower, narcissus, is a daffodil, one whose flowers have a short corona and are usually borne separately.
www.dl.ket.org /latin1/mythology/3fables/love/echo.htm   (355 words)

 NARCISSUS: from Greek mythology, the son of the river god Cephissus (Part of a free multimedia music video show.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Narcissus -- in Greek mythology, the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Leiriope; he was distinguished for his beauty.
According to another source, Narcissus, to console himself for the death of his beloved twin sister, his exact counterpart, sat gazing into the spring to recall her features.
According to another source, Narcissus, to console himself on the death of his twin sister, gazed into the water to recall her features.
ygraine.membrane.com /genesis/notes/narcissus.html   (557 words)

 Narcissus (mythology) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Among the lovelorn maidens was the nymph Echo, who had incurred the displeasure of Hera and had been condemned by the goddess never to speak again except to repeat what was said to her.
Echo was therefore unable to tell Narcissus of her love, but one day, as Narcissus was walking in the woods, he became separated from his companions.
Narcissus cruelly refused to accept Echo's love; she was so humiliated that she hid in a cave and wasted away until nothing was left of her but her voice.
autocww.colorado.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /~blackmon/E64ContentFiles/MythAndMythology/Narcissus.html   (220 words)

 Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) : Narcissus in Art
Narcissus and Echo in English and in Latin.
-- "Echo and Narcissus Homepage" by Andrew Wellbrook, apparently a school paper analyzing the myth; has an interesting animated graphic of a young man's face (the author's?) and its rippling reflection (he isn't gazing at himself, however, but at the camera).
"Narcissus is duped by the devilish love-god Cupid into believing he is a Lesbian......But is Narcissus man enough to resist the feminine wiles of his own seductive reflection?" Reviews of this play.
www.halcyon.com /jmashmun/npd/art.html   (1243 words)

In Greek mythology, Narcissus or Narkissos (Greek Νάρκισσος), was a hero of the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty and his pride.
The parable of Narcissus has been a rich vein for artists to mine for at least two thousand years, beginning with the Roman poet Ovid (book III of Metamorphoses).
The story of Narcissus (http://www.haidukpress.com/LLU/listen.html) An audio version (in MP3 and other formats) of the original story, compiled from primary sources.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Narcissus.html   (1099 words)

 Narcissus myths, Part I
The miniature daffodil Narcissus tazetta is believed to be the oldest daffodil in cultivation, known to the ancient Greeks & to the Jews of ancient Israel.
Narcissus as fertility daemon was the son of the River-god Cephissus ("Garden") & of the bog-lily nymph Leiriope.
When Narcissus was born, his mother Leiriope consulted an oracle, who told her, "Your son will live a very long life so long as he never masturbates." He grew up incapable of relations with the opposite sex, absorbed in his own beauty.
www.paghat.com /narcissusmyth1.html   (2738 words)

 Narcissus - 020.10 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Narcissus are sometimes called jonquils in North America, but strictly speaking that name belongs only to the rush-leaved Narcissus jonquilla and cultivars derived from it.
Narcissus is the Latin name for a group of hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbs.
Though "Narcissi" is given in dictionaries as the plural of "Narcissus", The American Daffodil Society prefers the use of "narcissus" for both singular and plural.
flickr.com /photos/coreburn/108740756   (392 words)

 Tales of Lovers
Narcissus was the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Leiriope.
Teiresias first foretelling was about Narcissus' fate, when Leiriope asked the seer if he would live a long life.
Narcissus would not leave the spot as he looked longingly at his own reflection.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/lovers.html   (6726 words)

 Susie Green's Photographs- Greek Gods- Narcissus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Narcissus was not capable of loving anyone and had been cruel to his would-be lovers, mostly male.
At the same time she was pining away so was Narcissus, since one of his rejected lovers had prayed to Nemesis to punish the self-centered youth.
Nemesis caused him to fall in love with his reflection in a pool, and thereafter he could not bear to leave the beautiful youth staring up at him from the depths.
www.susie.clara.net /gods/narcisus/narcisus.htm   (205 words)

 The Dangerous Beauty of Narcissus
Its namesake in Greek mythology, the son of a river god, perished after he became entranced with his own reflection in the water.
Fortunately, the daffodil (narcissus pseudo-narcissus) is not as overpowering as its relative and stands for "regard." Also called porillon, daffodowndilly or daffodily Affodily from the days when it was mistakenly linked with asphodel, it is a cheerful, carefree greeter of spring.
Gerard reports that "the root of Narcissus stamped with honey and applied plaister-wise, helpeth them that are burned with fire, and joineth together sinues that are cut in sunder.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/historical_plants/34424   (429 words)

 Narcissus and Echo
Narcissus then backed away, yelling at Echo to stay away from him and completely insulting poor Echo.
Narcissus left her, and Echo went to hide her blushes in the recesses of the woods.
All that was left in the place where Narcissus stood, was a flower, purple within, and surrounded with white leaves, which now holds the name and preserves the memory of Narcissus.
www.spiffy-entertainment.com /narcissus.html   (870 words)

 Echo (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Echo (Greek Ἠχώ) was an Oread (a mountain nymph) who loved her own voice.
Narcissus, annoyed that so many people liked him, rejected her love.
He eventually dies of heartbreak and is carried to the Underworld where he is forever tormented by his own reflection in the River Styx.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Echo_(mythology)   (571 words)

According to the International Cultivar Registration Authority (for Narcissus and for several other flowers that is the UK's Royal Horticultural Society) daffodil is accepted as a common name for all members of the Narcissus genus.
The Oxford Dictionary defines narcissus (plural narcissi) as "any of a group of flowers including jonquils and daffodils, especially the kind with heavily-scented single white flowers".
Mythology: Narcissus in Greek legend fell in love with his own reflection in a stream.
www.flowers.org.uk /flowers/facts/k-r/narcissus.htm   (627 words)

 Echo & Narcissus (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Narcissus was beautiful as a child and grew even more so as he matured.
When Narcissus finally heard footsteps and shouted "Who's there?", Echo answered "Who's there?" And so it went, until finally Echo showed herself and rushed to embrace the lovely youth.
A man named Ameinius was one of Narcissus' most ardent admirers, and repeatedly vied for his attention.
www.thanasis.com.cob-web.org:8888 /echo.htm   (1765 words)

 Mr. Marassa - Greek Mythology
The boy’s name was Narcissus, and he was the most beautiful young man in the forest.
Meanwhile Narcissus hunted in the woods, tending only to himself, until one day he discovered a hidden pool of water.
As Narcissus cried harder, the tears broke the glassy surface of the pool and caused his reflection to disappear.
lrs.ed.uiuc.edu /students/mmarassa/mythology/echo.html   (745 words)

In greek Mythology, the narcissus was dedicated to Hades, God of the Underworld, and his queen Persephone.
A giant Narcissus rose from the glade in which Persephone rested, and when Persephone reached out to pluck the bloom, Hades chariot burst through the earth, dragging her down the chasm to the Underworld.
In Roman Mythology, the symology of this myth is transfered to Pluto and Prosperpine, King and Queen of the Dead.
www.fortunecity.com /victorian/postmodern/25/essence_symbolism.htm   (1153 words)

 NARCISSUS - Ancient Mythology
Son of the river god Kephissos, Narcissus was a vain youth, who spent most of his time languishing by the waters, staring at his own reflection in abject self-adoration.
At length, dismayed that he could never love himself enough, he pined away, and for his arrogance the gods changed him into a flower, which still bears his name.
This was poetic justice, as the nymph Echo had herself all but pined away for the unrequited love of the vain Narcissus.
www.mysticgames.com /mythology/NARCISSUS.htm   (91 words)

 The Austin Chronicle Books: Review - Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The poem by Pease demonstrates one of the implications of the exercise of retelling: It inevitably involves an act of unchecked possession.
The Narcissus of this poem may as well be Bill Clinton.
This leads to the most dangerous trap involved in the act of retelling: The mythological characters, with all their familiarity and timelessness, are too easily used as void figures, empty names that the poets flippantly attempt to fill with not-quite-relevant personal, political, or cultural roles.
www.austinchronicle.com /gyrobase/Issue/review?oid=oid:73632   (551 words)

 Mythography | The Greek Lovers Echo and Narcissus in Myth and Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Echo was a beautiful nymph, fond of the woods and hills, where she devoted herself to woodland sports.
This nymph saw Narcissus, a beautiful youth, as he pursued the chase upon the mountains.
She waited with impatience for him to speak first, and had her answer ready.
www.loggia.com /myth/echo.html   (467 words)

 Mythology Guide - Echo and Narcissus
Greek and Roman Mythology > Echo and Narcissus
Narcissus was cruel not in this case alone.
Paradise Lost, Book IV The fable of Narcissus is often alluded to by the poets.
www.online-mythology.com /echo_narcissus   (899 words)

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