Apollo and The Blood of Hyacinth
Sunday, 9th May 2010.
Hard winds from the Northwest have bent the leaves of grass to the ground this weekend.
In Greek mythology Apollo loved the beautiful, young Hyacinth, and so did Zephyrus, The God of Wind. One day Apollo and Hyacinth were playing with the discus Zephyrus, fearing that Hyacinth preferred Apollo over himself, let the wind blow the discus down on Hyacinth’s head, and the beautiful, young one died. Apollo, mourning, decided to make a flower from the blood of the dead youngster, and name it after him, Hyacinth.