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Echo, the Nymph of Steady Reply in Greek mythology
The Nymph Echo by John William Waterhouse, 1903
According to Greek mythology, Echo was a beautiful mountain Nymph who loved to always have the last word. Due to her talkativeness, she was given the task to distract Zeus wife Hera so that Zeus could freely enjoy his love affairs with the other Nymphs.

Until one day, Hera discovered Echo’s deceit and she decided to punish the Nymph; the punishment was to take away all of Echo’s words and let her be only able to repeat the last words of the others.




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The Love of Echo for Narcissus



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