flower helping the thought. It is the last flower for which Persephone is stretching forth her hand when Pluto seizes her,—Earth having put forth a wondrous narcissus, with a hundred flowers, on purpose to tempt her: Hom. Hymn. 5.15 h( d' a)/ra qambh/sas' w)re/cato xersi\n a(/m' a)/mfw
kalo\n a)/qurma labei=n: xa/ne de\ xqw\n eu)rua/guia. Paus. 9.31.9 (quoting an ancient hymn by the legendary poet Pamphos) says that Cora was seized ou)k i)/ois a)pathqei=san a)lla\ narki/ssois. So Euphorion (220 B.C.) fr. 52 *eu)meni/des narki/ssou e)pistefe/es plokami=das. Artemidorus (160 A.D.), interpreting dreams of crowning the head, says, ste/fanoi narki/sswn pepoihme/noi pa=si kakoi/ (Oneirocr. I. 77). Narcissus is the fair youth cold to love, whose face seen by himself in the water was the prelude of death (cp. Artemid. 2. 7).
mega/lain qeai=n: Paus. 8.31.1 (at Megalopolis) qew=n i(ero\n tw=n mega/lwn: ai( de/ ei)sin ai( mega/lai qeai\ *dhmh/thr kai\ *ko/rh. In Attic usu. tw\ qew/, and so Ando