Monday, November 11, 2019

M/M: Beloved by the Gods: Hyacinthus, Vat. Myth. I.115

Et Iacinthum amatum tam a Borea quam ab Apolline, qui cum magis Apollinis amore letaretur, dum exerceretur disco, ab irato Borea eodem disco est interemptus et mutatus in florem nominis <sui> 

--Vat. Mythog. I.115

Hyacinthus was loved by both Boreas and Apollo, but loved Apollo more. Angered by this slight, Boreas killed Hyacinthus with his own discus while the lad was practicing with it. Hyacinthus was then transformed into a flower bearing his own name.

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