NARCISUSS | MITH´S TALE
ANIMATION BY JAVIER CHAVARRÍA
Narcissus is son of a God and an aquatic Nymph. A prophecy says that he may live for many years if he does not look at himself.
He is a handsome person admired by men and women. His arrogance drives him to ignore the others charms.
Echo is a nymph condemned to repeat the last spoken words. So, she is unable to talk love to Narcissus.
To punish Narcissus selfishness, the Revenge Goddess makes him fall in love with himself.
A summer night, Narcissus lies near a lake of crystal surface that reflects his own image. Fascinated, he falls in love with his view to the point of leaving food and sleep pursuing his new love.
When he approaches the water, the image disappears. Obsessed with himself, Narcissus goes mad.