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Författare: Terry Moore.
Sometime after being cursed, Echo spied a young man, Narcissus, while he was out hunting deer with his companions. She immediately fell in love with him and, infatuated, followed quietly. The more she looked at the young man, the more she longed for him. Though she wished with all her heart to call out to Narcissus, Juno’s curse prevented her. When Narcissus saw that nobody had emerged from the glade, he concluded that the owner of the voice must be running away from him and called out again.
Finally, he shouted, “This way, we must come together. In her delight, Echo rushed to Narcissus ready to throw her arms around her beloved. May I die before you enjoy my body. Despite the harshness of her rejection, Echo’s love for Narcissus only grew. When Narcissus died, wasting away before his own reflection, consumed by a love that could not be, Echo mourned over his body. When Narcissus, looking one last time into the pool uttered, “Oh marvellous boy, I loved you in vain, farewell”, Echo too chorused, “Farewell.
Eventually, Echo, too, began to waste away. Her beauty faded, her skin shrivelled, and her bones turned to stone. Today, all that remains of Echo is the sound of her voice. Daphnis recounting the tale of Echo to Chloe.
The tale of Daphnis and Chloe is a 2nd-century romance by Greek author Longus. At one point in the novel, Daphnis and Chloe are staring out at the boats gliding across the sea. Chloe, having never heard an echo before, is confused on hearing the fisherman’s song repeated in a nearby valley. Daphnis promises to tell her the story of Echo in exchange for ten more kisses.
Daphnis’ rendition differs radically from Ovid’s account. According to Daphnis, Echo was raised among the Nymphæ because her mother was a nymph. Her father, however, was merely a man and hence Echo was not herself a nymph but mortal. Echo spent her days dancing with the Nymphæ and singing with the Muses who taught her all manner of musical instruments. Showing favour to the Nymphæ, Gaia hid the shreds of Echo within herself providing shelter for her music, and, at the Muses’ command, Echo’s body will still sing, imitating with perfect likeness the sound of any earthly thing.