ClytieClytie was a water-nymph and in love with Apollo, who made her no return. So she pined away, sitting all day long upon the coldground, with her unbound tresses streaming over her shoulders.Nine days she sat and tasted neither food nor drink, her owntears and the chilly dew her only food. She gazed on the sunwhen he rose, and as he passed through his daily course to hissetting; she saw no other object, her face turned constantly onhim. At last, they say, her limbs rooted in the ground, her facebecame a sunflower, which turns on its stem so as always toface the sun throughout its daily course; for it retains to thatextent the feeling of the nymph from whom it sprang.
· 14 年前