Sunday 1 October 2023


In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hunter from Thespiae who was known for his beauty. Narcissus is the origin of the term narcissism, a fixation with oneself and one's physical appearance or public perception. Nemesis lured him to a pool where he leaned upon the water and saw himself. Narcissus did not realize it was merely his own reflection and fell deeply in love with it, as if it was somebody else. Unable to leave the allure of his image, he realized that his love could not be reciprocated. He eventually turned into a gold and white flower. Narcissus is a genus of perennial plants of the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Various common names include the daffodil.