Narcissus (meethologie)

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Narcissus bi Caravaggio depicts Narcissus gazin at his ain reflection.

In Greek meethologie, Narcissus (Greek: Νάρκισσος, Narkissos) wis a hunter frae Thespiae in Boeotia wha wis kent for his beauty. He was the son of the river god Cephissus an nymph Liriope.[1] He wis proud, in that he disdained those wha loved him. Nemesis noticed this behaviour an attracted Narcissus tae a puil, whaur he saw his ain reflection in the watter an fell in love wi it, nae realisin it wis merely an image. Unable tae leave the beauty o his reflection, Narcissus lost his will tae live. He stared at his reflection till he died. Narcissus is the origin o the term narcissism, a fixation wi anesel an ane's pheesical appearance.

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  1. "The myth of Narcissus".