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Apollo and Daphne

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:46 am
by James Parton
ENTS,

Have any of you ever read the story of the beautiful maiden who became a tree to escape the god Apollo? It is beautiful but quite sad.

Check out these links for the whole story.

http://www.druidry.org/board/dhp/viewto ... 94#p394494
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_and_Daphne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_laurel

James

Re: Apollo and Daphne

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:38 am
by dbhguru
James,

I had not thought of the story in many years. I used to read extensively in Greek Mythology. The late Michael Perlman did much research into the connections of people, gods, and trees in his 'The Power of Trees'.

Bob

Re: Apollo and Daphne

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:30 am
by James Parton
Bob,

Before 2003 I read a lot on Celtic history & Mythology. It is something I have a desire to pick back up. I am getting rusty and have forgotten some of it. My knowledge on Greek and Roman mythology is limited. The Jews also have some fascinating tales. I eventually may get around to posting some to the list. I would like to read Dr. Perlman's book.

James