Hyacinthus
("hyacinth")

A beautiful young man from Sparta that Apollo loved. By accident Apollo killed him while teaching Hyacinthus discus-throwing, and turned the youngster's blood into a flower. One version tells us how it was the wind-god Zephyrus who caused the discus to hit the young man by blowing the wind in his direction, since he too was in love with Hyacintus and jealous of Apollo.

WebmistressV.E.K. Sandels

All the material on this site is protected by copyright law. The texts, photographs, drawings and animations may not be copied and displayed in any way without written permission.