Daphne Picture

The story to the drawing: According to Greek mythology, Eros (cupid) was angry with Apollo for making fun of his bow and arrows. Out of spite, he struck Apollo with the gold arrow of love. The arrow immediately took an effect and Apollo fell in love with the first female he saw, Daphne a nymph. Either Daphne was struck with an arrow of hate from Eros or she naturally hated men (this is an area of contention), she quickly ran away from Apollo towards the river. She pleaded to the river god Penenus to help her. And so, Penenus turned her into a Laruel tree, forever shielding her from Apollo. Saddened by all of this, Apollo always wore laruel branches upon his head as remembrance of his first love. (This picture is also found in Elfwood)
Apollo and Daphne
Apollonia and Daphne
Daphne
Greek Nymphs
Metamorphoses