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Daphnis

(dăf`nĭs), in Greek mythology, shepherd, the son of Hermes and a nymph. He was unfaithful to a nymph who loved him, and in revenge she blinded him. He tried to comfort himself by playing melancholy songs upon the shepherd's pipes, and his friends lamented for him in song. Daphnis was revered as the inventor of pastoral music.

Daphnis

 

in Greek mythology, a Sicilian shepherd of extraordinary beauty, inventor of pastoral songs executed to the accompaniment of a flute. He was the son of Hermes and a nymph who abandoned her son at birth. According to one version of the myth, Daphnis, blinded by his beloved for not keeping the oath of fidelity, cast himself into the sea from a rock (or was transformed into a rock). Another version is that he died of unrequited love. The Daphnis myth has been used in classical literature (Theocritus, Vergil, and Long) and in bucolic poetry of the 17th— 18th centuries.

Daphnis

shepherd; invented pastoral music to console himself. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 72; Jobes, 414]
See: Music

Daphnis

afraid of causing pain, does not deflower Chloë. [Gk. Lit.: Daphnis and Chloë, Magill I, 184]

Daphnis

Sicilian shepherd-flautist; invented bucolic poetry. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I:326]

Daphnis

creator of bucolic poetry. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 75]
See: Poetry

Daphnis

guards sheep; creator of bucolic poetry. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 75]
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