bg:Клития The identity of the subject, a woman emerging from a calyx of leaves, was much discussed among the antiquaries in Townley's circle. Her name appears in the long list of Oceanids in, Two other minor personages name Clytie are noted: see. The episode is most fully told in Ovid, Metamorphoses iv. Zeuxo and Klytia (Clytia) [in a list of forty-one names.] On the ninth day, she was transformed into a flower, the heliotrope or turnsole, which turns towards the direction of the sun. So she pined away, sitting all day long upon the cold ground, with her unbound tresses streaming over her shoulders. He abandoned her for the love of Leukothoe. She loved Helios in vain. . "She [the Persian princess Leucothoe] was his [Helios the Sun's] one delight. Cameiro and Clytie lost their parents to the wrath of gods and were reared by Aphrodite. But Aphrodite refused his love, so Hermes got greatl... Athena and Hephaestus Athena the goddess of war and wisdom, once went to workshop of the smith god Hep... Persephone , the goddess of spring, before she became queen of underworld (before her abduction to Hades ).  Instead of Townley's serene Clytie, Watts's is straining, looking round at the sun. Hesiod, Theogony 346 ff (trans. la:Clytia Clytie - A Myth with a Moral el:Κλυτία File:Zoffani, Johann - Charles Towneley in his Sculpture Gallery - 1782.jpg, Trustees of the British Museum - Marble bust of 'Clytie', Trustees of the British Museum - Parian bust of Clytie, https://mythworld.fandom.com/wiki/Clytie?oldid=4856. Another famous bust of Clytie was by George Frederick Watts. to C1st A.D.) : Clytie was a name given to a number of figures in Greek mythology. 204, 234-56. She was loved by Apollo. ", Pseudo-Hyginus, Preface (trans. In Greek mythology, Jocasta was described as the wife of King Laius of Thebes. In Greek mythology, Clytie (or Klytie) was an water nymph, daughter of. She was the lover of the sun god Helios, who eventually deserted her to pursue Leucothea, daughter of Orchamus. vi:Clytie. Out of jealousy, Clytie arranged the death of Leucothoe, Helios' lover. Modern traditions substitute the turnsole with a sunflower, which according to (incorrect) folk wisdom turns in the direction of the sun. Nine days she sat and tasted neither food nor drink, her own tears and the chilly dew her only food. Helios, having loved her, abandoned her for Leucothoe and left her deserted. ad Lycoph. In Aeschylus' Oresteia, she murders Agamemnon – said by Euripides to be her second husband – and the Trojan princess Cassandra, whom Agamemnon had taken as a war prize following the sack of Troy; however, in Homer's Odyssey, her role in Agamemnon's death is unclear and her character is significantly more subdued. . (Hes. Both of their names mean "Famed One." es:Clitia She was so angered by Helios treatment that she spread the Leukothoe affair story, and even told Leukothoe's father, Orchamus, about the affair.
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