Daphne

Greek - A nymph. A priestess of Mother-Earth. Daughter of Amycus or Peneus. By Creusa. Sister of Cyrene, Hypseus and Stilbe, in some accounts. Leucippus disguised himself as a nymph to woo her, calling himself Oeno, but he was exposed and killed by the nymphs. Apollo fell in love with her but she ran away at his approach, calling on her father, the river god Peneus, for help. Just as Apollo was about to overtake her she changed into a laurel tree, which became the tree sacred to Apollo. Some say that Gaea carried her to Crete as Pasiphae, leaving the laurel in her place. At times, called Daphne, 'laurel' or 'laurel'.

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