ECHOAlso known as EKHO
Spirit of Distracting Noises and Incessant Jabbering
One of the NYMPHS, she was beautiful and had a most musical voice. She was employed by ZEUS to divert HERA's attention away from his illicit love-making activities. When ZEUS slipped out for a night on the town, ECHO would deluge HERA's ears with a constant stream of babble, gossip and gibbering until he got back.
HERA, driven half-insane by the mindless wittering, removed her power of speech and kicked her out. All ECHO could do then was wander the countryside repeating the last syllable of the most recent person to give utterance.
After falling in love and being spurned by Narcissus, she took to living in caves where she had many a one-sided conversation. PAN was willing to overlook her affliction but she turned him down, so his shepherds tore her to pieces and scattered her all over the place. Now she's practically everywhere and will talk to anyone who raises their voice.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : EKHO
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