Narkissos

Painting from Pompei, V 4, 11 (Domus Lucretii Frontois) Photo. Gabinetto Fotografico Nazionale, Instituto Central per il Catalogo e la Documentazione, Roma, N 48210.Son of the river-god Kephissos, so beautiful that he fell in love with his reflection in the water, pined away and died. He was also said to have caused the death of Echo, by neglecting her. He is shown as a beautiful youth, standing or seated by a pool.

Above: Painting from Pompei, V 4, 11 (Domus Lucretii Frontois) Photo. Gabinetto Fotografico Nazionale, Instituto Central per il Catalogo e la Documentazione, Roma, N 48210. © Gabinetto Fotografico Nazionale