Narcissus was an exceptionally handsome but cold and vain youth from Boeotia in Greece. Narcissus loved no one but himself and believed that he was the only one worth loving.
One day, as he sat near a fountain, he noticed with his wide eyes a beautiful face staring at him from the water source. Enchanted by the beauty he saw, he wanted to dip his arm into the water to capture it.
But despite his efforts, the reflection remained in the same position until the young man finally suffered a downfall and died.
Shortly after his death, a white, faintly scented flower grew on the spot, bearing his name as a symbol of decay and the underworld.
Narcissism: a personality disorder in which the person possesses a high degree of self-importance
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