DAPHNE Picture

DAPHNE, a Greek Mythological Nymph

This is her story:

Once the god Apollo made fun of Eros, the god of love.

Eros was angry, and shot a golden arrow at Apollo,

making him fall in love with the nymph DAPHNE. But Eros

shot DAPHNE with a leaden arrow so she could never love

Apollo back. So Apollo followed her while she ran away,

until she came to the river of her father Peneus. There

she wanted help from Peneus, who turned her into a

laurel tree so she would be safe from Apollo. Apollo was

sad, and made himself a laurel wreath (a circle made of

laurel that you put on your head) from the tree, and the

laurel tree became sacred to Apollo.

*source: Wikipedia, The Online Dictionary*
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