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Echo was a mountain/ wood nymph who could only echo what somebody had said and she fell in love with Narcissus, a mortal hunter, but he rejected her love. She eventually wasted away and the goddess Venus (Aphrodite in the Greek version) vowed to make Narcissus suffer the same way Echo had. She made him fall in love with the reflection of himself in a pool in the woods. He returned to that pool everyday and eventually started wasting away like Echo had.

In some stories, it is said that one of the gods took pity on him and turned him into a reed/flower on the riverbank.

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