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Narcissus

Narcissus närsĭs´əs , in Greek mythology, beautiful youth who refused all offers of love, including that of Echo . As punishment for his indifference he was made to fall in love with his own image in a mountain pool. Unable to possess the image, he pined away and was turned into a flower.

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