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Daphnis

Δάφνις). A Sicilian shepherd, son of Hermes by a nymph, and taught by Pan to play on the flute. He was regarded as the inventor of bucolic poetry. A Naiad, to whom he proved faithless, punished him with blindness, whereupon his father Hermes translated him to heaven. See the Fifth Eclogue of Vergil, 20-80.

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