S: Echo and Narcissus
BC: The End
FC: By: Lacey Miller Kahli Kotulski Jordan Lindley | Echo and Narcissus
2: There once was a nymph, Echo, who was known for her very talkative voice. Because of this, Zeus convinced her to distract his wife, Hera, while he went off and had numerous affairs. After a while the Queen of Gods, Hera, discovered what Zeus and Echo were up to. This greatly upset Hera, and she decided to punish Echo for her wrong doing.
3: Since Echo was known for her constant talking, Hera decided to take away Echo's will of starting conversations. Even without the will of starting conversations, she could only talk by repeating the last words of the person she was speaking to.
4: One day while Echo was roaming through the woods, she saw a boy, Narcissus. Narcissus was an extremely handsome boy, and almost everything about him was perfect. However, he was known for rejecting everyone who fell in love with him, because he didn't want love.
5: Anyway, Echo saw this boy and immediately fell in love with him. When Narcissus realized someone was in the woods with him, he called out for them to reveal themselves. Echo did as he asked, and rushed over to hug him. He pealed Echo off of him and rejected her by telling her he would never love her.
6: Because of his rejection, Echo was crushed. She went off to the caves and mountains and lived there for the rest of her life. She was so upset she could not eat or sleep. After a long time, she turned into stone, and it is said that only her voice remains today, echoing people's voices.
7: Later, one of his many rejectors called to the gods to punish Narcissus. Nemesis, who is the the goddess of revenge, heard the story of Narcissus rejecting Echo and many others. She decided to discipline Narcissus for his mean and hurtful actions.
8: Nemesis knew how beautiful Narcissus was, and therefore decided to punish him by giving him a love that could never be returned. One day when Narcissus was walking by a pond, he decided to stop and get a drink of water.
9: When Narcissus looked into the pond at his reflection, he fell in love with his own beauty. Soon after, he realized he would never be able to fulfill his love. He spent the rest of his days looking into the pond, and died from being weak without food and water.
10: There is a flower that lays next to rivers and banks that represents Narcissus. The flower blooms in spring, and it has white, yellow, and pink blossoms.
12: The term narcissistic personality is used today, which means that someone is too consumed with themselves and ignores others.
13: The Moral | The moral of the story is to not have too much pride or love for oneself. Narcissus pushed everyone who loved him away, rejecting each one. In the end, he fell in love with himself and ended up dying alone.
14: Sources | http://www.historylink102.com/greece2/echo_narcissus.htm http://jarrod.stanley4.com/GreekWebPage/mythology.htm http://www.greekmyths-greekmythology.com/narcissus-myth-echo/