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Daphne

laurel mythology apollo

Daphne, in Greek mythology, nymph who wished to remain chaste but was pursued by Apollo. She was changed into a laurel bush to escape from him. After that the laurel was sacred to Apollo, who wore the leaves for his crown.

See also: Mythology.

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