BRIDE OF NARCISSUS by Tammera

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Narcissus (mythology)
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Narcissus gazing at his own reflection.Narcissus or Narkissos (Greek: Νάρκισσος), possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning “sleep, numbness,” in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. As divine punishment he fell in love with his own reflection in a pool, not realizing it was merely an image, and he wasted away to death, not being able to leave the beauty of his own reflection.

Several versions of this myth have survived from ancient sources. The classic version is by Ovid, found in book 3 of his Metamorphoses (completed 8 AD). An earlier version ascribed to the poet Parthenius of Nicaea, composed around 50 BC, was recently rediscovered among the Oxyrhynchus papyri at Oxford.1 Unlike Ovid’s version, this one ends with Narcissus committing suicide. A version by Conon, a contemporary of Ovid, also ends in suicide (Narrations, 24). A century later the travel writer Pausanias recorded a novel variant of the story, in which Narcissus falls in love with his twin sister rather than himself

Pausanias’ version
Pausanias locates the spring of Narcissus at Donacon ‘Reed-bed’ in the territory of the Thespians. Pausanias finds it incredible that someone could not distinguish a reflection from a real person, and cites a less known variant in which Narcissus had a twin sister. Both dressed similarly and hunted together. Narcissus fell in love with her. When she died, Narcissus pined after her and pretended that the reflection he saw in the water was his sister. Some Greek tales suggest that he was sexually attracted towards his sister, and when she was alive made love to her.

As Pausanias also notes, yet another tale is that the Narcissus flower was created to entice Demeter’s daughter Persephone away from her companions to enable Hades to abduct her.

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  • Maj-Britt Simble
    Maj-Britt Simbleover 4 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • THANX EVER SO DEAR MAJ…:)

    – Tammera

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 4 years ago

    EXCELLENT AND THE WORDINGS, JUST BEAUTIFUL ALL GOODNESS AND LOVE NORMA-JEAN

  • THANK YOU ALWAYS KINDLY DEAR NORMAJEAN…;)

    – Tammera

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 4 years ago

    It looks very nice in a frame.

  • OOOOHH….HADNT THOUGHT TO LOOK…
    THANK YOU SO MUCH DEAR THEA…
    IT DOES LOOK NICE..;)

    – Tammera

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 4 years ago

    Wonderful mythological creation Tammera….

  • THANK YOU SO VERY KINDLY RENATE…:)

    – Tammera

  • Ted Byrne
    Ted Byrneover 4 years ago

    How wide is the line between conceit and hubris? How snarled the mind besotted with either?

    How well you’ve imagined the way that line torturously twists within the psych of Narcissus’ madness.

  • THAT IS WHAT I WAS TRYING TO PORTRAY…
    THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR LETTING ME KNOW IT HAS BEEN CONVEYED WELL….
    APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT…;)

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    well done tammera ang the info too !LIZ

  • AWW..THANK YOU DEAR LIZ…;)

    – Tammera

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU FRANCIS…:)

    – Tammera

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2about 4 years ago

    Congratulations

    Great image :)

  • FEATURE!!
    THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR THIS HONOR OF A FEATURE IN THE GROUP…:)

    – Tammera

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 4 years ago

    many congrats on your feature,dawn

  • THANK YOU KINDLY DEAR DAWN…:)

    – Tammera

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