Echo and Narcissus
Echo and Narcissus Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The mysterious, out of the way clearing in the forest is a tradition as old as Greek mythology itself. Here's a tip: don't ever go into the mysterious clearing in the forest. Why? Think about it: W...
As with almost all of ancient Greek mythology, the story of Echo and Narcissus exists in a bunch of different forms. Actually, get this: scholars discovered a previously unknown version of the stor...
The Hero's Journey
Nope, sorry. There is no hero, no journey, no evil bad guy, and no awesome prize. The story of Echo and Narcissus simply doesn't fit the monomyth. Maybe next time.
Similar Myths Across Cultures
Finding similar myths to Echo and Narcissus in other cultures is tricky. If we look at the story as a myth about self-obsession there are very few similar stories. If we look at it as a myth about...