Sunday, April 30

Laberint D'Horta: The Grotto of Echo and Narcissus

Laberint D'Horta: The Grotto of Echo and Narcissus - Click to resize
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According to Greek mithology, Echo, the beautiful nymph condemned by Hera ("You shall still have the last word, but no power to speak first") was in love with Narcissus who shun her. Narcissus was punished to always look at his reflection on a lake and falling in love with himself. Echo eventually went to hide in caves and finally stabbed herself to death and from her blood on the ground a white flower, purple within came out: A Narcissus. Remember to check previous post for more information about Horta Maze and Gardens.

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Blogger Kala said...

that was an awesome mythological story to go with the picture of the sculpture!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

I love the stories from the greek mythology. Her sorrow is very well captured in this statue/relief.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

wow! fascinating piece!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

I am very pleased with your reaction versus Greek mythology, I see that you appreciate art as much as I do.

10:04 PM  

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