“She was picking flowers: roses, crocus, and beautiful violets.
Up and down the soft meadow. Iris blossoms too she picked,
and hyacinth. And the narcissus, which was grown as a lure
for the flower-faced girl by Gaia the Earth…”
From “Homeric Hymn to Demeter,” 650-550 BCE.
Painting of “Persephone and the Narcissus,” JW Waterhouse, 1912.
Text & image source: Edmud Dulac https://www.facebook.com/Oct228/