Flowery God of Male Love.Like politicians and celebrities, even Gods have their little foibles that they try to keep quiet. APOLLO was mad about HYACINTHUS, who was a prince and not a princess.
One fine day they were playing frisbee with APOLLO's discus when the West Wind ZEPHYRUS and the North wind BOREAS became a teensy bit jealous. These were both given to whispering sweet nothings into the lad's ears, but this time they both took a quick puff and oh horror, the frisbee went spiraling out of control.
It came down and hit HYACINTHUS a blow on the head. Being made of heavy metal nothing much could be done after the blood had been mopped up, but APOLLO commemorated his memory by turning the mortal remains into a hyacinth. Isn't that sweet?
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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