Monday, May 11, 2009

Who is Narcissus? Greek God?

What is the meaning of Narcissistic behavior?

Who is Narcissus? Greek God?
Narcissus was the son of the river god Cephisus and the nymph Liriope. When Narcissus was born, Tiresias (a seer) was asked if the child would live a long life. Tiresias replied "If he never knows himself".





As a handsome youth he left a trail of broken hearts from rejected lovers of both sexes. Narcissus wanted nothing to do with falling in love from anyone and rebuffed all attempts at romance.





His cruelty to Echo was not the only instance. Finally, the nymphs offered a prayer that he might feel what it was to love and meet no return of affection.





"So may he himself love, and not gain the thing he loves"





Narcissus, upon finding an image of himself in a pool then fell in love with himself and, not being able to find consolation, he died of thirst at the pool, for if Narcissus had reached to take a drink, he would have shattered his own image into thousands of pieces.





It is said that Narcissus still keeps gazing on his image in the waters of the river Styx.





An alternate story claims that it is silly for a man to fall in love with his own reflection. Instead, it asserts that Narcissus had a twin sister who was exactly alike in appearance. When she died, he used to go to the spring, and knowing that it was his reflection that he saw. There he found some relief for his love, because the image reminded him of his sister.





The flower that Narcissus turned into later was used when Hades abducted Persephone as "a snare for the bloom-like girl". Persephone was attracted by the sweet scent of the narcissus, and gathered the flowers.
Reply:Narcissus was a greek man who thought himself so hansome he fell in love with his reflection in a pool of water tryed to embrace himself and drowned. narcissism is basically vainity
Reply:Narcissus was the one that fell in love with his own reflection in a pool.


Echo loved him, but he didn't pay any attention to her, and she finally faded away.





I think Narcissistic behavior meant that you are obsessed with yourself, secretly or openly believing that you are better than others (mostly applied to people who think that they have great physical looks.)
Reply:It means someone that is obsessed with themselves, so as a partner this person would not be giving at all.
Reply:In Greek mythology, Narcissus or Narkissos, was a hero of the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. He became so obsessed with his own reflection as he kneeled and gazed into a pool of water that he fell into the water and drowned.


Narcissistic behavior is when an individual is very conceited, self importance, and think very highly of themselves to the point of loving themselves to death.
Reply:Narcissus was a Greek hero who fell in love with his own reflection and drowned himself.





Narcissism is self love, or self centered.

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