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The Legend of Narcissus

Narcissus was the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. He was so beautiful that many fell in love on first sight but he showed only disdain and contempt. Narcissus’s mother was told by the blind seer Tiresias that he would have a long life provided he never recognised himself. When the mountain nymph Echo saw him it was love at first sight and she followed him … eventually revealing herself and her true feelings she attempted to embrace Narcissus. He pushed her away and told her not disturb him again. Echo, in her despair, roamed the woods for the rest of her life until only an echo sound could be heard.