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Do you know the story of Narcissus, the beautiful young man immortalized in our gardens?

Like all myths from ancient Greece and Rome, this one has several versions with minor differences, but the essential story is this:

Narcissus was an extraordinarily beautiful child, and as he grew older many nymphs tried to attract his favor. He rejected them all, often in cruel ways. One of them sent a prayer to the gods that he would someday feel for himself the pain of rejection.

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