A nymph of Diana, fabled to have been changed into a laurel tree.
a nymph and the daughter of the shape shifting river god Peneus; according to the Greek myth of Daphne, Apollo teased young Eros about his abilities as an archer, claiming that no one so small could make a difference with his arrows; Eros grew angry at this insult and shot two arrows from his bow, one at Apollo and one that happened to hit Daphne; the arrow that struck Apollo was tipped with gold, which caused him to wildly lust after Daphne; the arrow that struck Daphne was blunt and lead tipped, which caused her to have no desire to love anyone; Apollo chased Daphne wanting her to love him, but she ran from him; she knew she would grow tired and Apollo would catch her so she called for her father to help and he transformed his daughter into a laurel tree; Apollo still loved Daphne and claimed the tree as his own wearing its leaves in her memory; the laurel tree is a symbol of Apollo. Image of Daphne turned into a Laural Tree
(Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo
According to Greek myth Apollo chased the nymph Daphne (Greek: Î”Î¬Ï†Î½Î·, meaning "laurel"), daughter of Ladon. His infatuation was caused by an arrow from Eros, who was jealous because Apollo had made fun of his archery skills. Eros also claimed to be irritated by Apollo's singing.
Daphne is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by Joseph Gregor. It premiered at Dresden on October 15, 1938 in a double bill with Friedenstag under Karl BÃ¶hm's baton, to whom the opera was dedicated. Based loosely on a myth from Ovid's Metamorphoses, it also includes elements taken from The Bacchae by Euripides.