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Narcissus Mosaic, House of Dionysos, Paphos Archaeological Park, Cyprus | Cyprus - Paphos (IMG_2541.jpg)

Narcissus Mosaic, House of Dionysos, Paphos Archaeological Park, Cyprus

This mosaic recounts the myth of Narcissus who, by way of punishment following his rejection of the nymph Echo, fell in love with his own reflection. Narcissus could not stop staring at his reflection and withered away. The Gods took pity on Narcissus and turned him into the flower that has his name. The Narcissus grows near water thus allowing him to continue looking upon his reflection. The mosaic has been partially reconstructed using pieces found in the area. The geometric pattern is modern, though it is based on similar patterns found elsewhere in the House of Dionysus.
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