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Echo and Narcissus: Greek Mythology

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The myth of Echo and Narcissus appears in Ovid's Metamorphoses, a Latin mythological epic from the Augustan Age. It is one of the most touching stories ever written, and has inspired countless works of art through the centuries.

The nymph Echo angers Hera, queen of the gods, who curses her: henceforth, Echo will only be able to repeat the last words that struck her ears. One day, the beautiful Narcissus, son of a nymph and a river god, passes through the forest...

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