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John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849  10 February 1917)  Apollo and Daphne  Oil on canvas, 1908  145 x 112 cm  Private collection
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Title: Apollo and Daphne
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John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 — 10 February 1917)
Apollo and Daphne
Oil on canvas, 1908
145 x 112 cm
Private collection

In Greek mythology, Daphne was the daughter of the river god Peneius. She was similar in many ways to the goddess Artemis, in that she was also a virgin huntress who happily roamed the wilderness. One day, the love god Eros shot a flurry of arrows to taunts Apollo, the god of prophecy. The first of Eros' arrows was a gold-tipped shaft and when it struck Apollo it made him fall immediately in love with Daphne. The second one, however, had a lead tip and caused Daphne to become even more indifferent that she already had been to any lover. Apollo, however, pursued Daphne relentlessly until, in desperation, she turned herself into a laurel tree on the banks of her father's river.
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