Greek and Roman Mythologies
Who was Narcissus in Greece?
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How would you describe the characteristics of Narcissus pseudo-narcissus?
Asked in Greek and Roman Mythologies, Hera (Juno)
Why might Narcissus be so cruel to Echo in the story Echo and Narcissus?
How did Narcissus get its name?
The Narcissus flower got it's name from the story of Narcissus and Echo in mythology. Narcissus was a hunter and Echo was a nymph. Echo loved Narcissus, but Narcissus thought of no one but himself. One day while Narcissus was out hunting, he saw his reflection in the water. He thought it was so beautiful that he forgot to eat and drink and soon faded away. The gods took pity on him and turned him into a flower. That is how the Narcissus got it's name.