"Clytie" collage, 2011 by: Chrissy Miles

Clytie was a pinnacle of unrequited love in Greek mythology. She loved Apollo God of light and the sun, and he loved Daphne. Neither was loved in return. When Clytie realized he did not love her, she tore off her clothes and sat naked on a rock, mourning without food or drink for nine days until the Gods turned her into a turnsole, a flower that always turns its face to the sun. (Some versions say it was a sunflower, but sunflowers didn’t grow in Ancient Greece however.) I am touched by her myth.


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