Daphne Picture

So Daphne, as I thought, was a beautiful dryad, a wood-nymph who was pursued by Apollo, the sun-god, who was so inflamed by lust that he attempted to abduct her. At the moment he was about to seize her, she appealed to her father, the river-god, and she was turned into a laurel tree. Apparently in some versions of the story, she does not apply to her father, but rather to Gaia, the earth. In any case, the laurel's association with Apollo continues.
I have never seen a laurel tree, as they don't flourish in the shivering winters of Canada, so she's turning into a willow instead.
Sorry for the image quality, the camera's down at the moment and all I have is Kori's mobile...
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