Echo – Sculpture by Addé 2019
Echo was a beautiful nymph and Artemis’ favourite.
She was eloquent, excelling at disserting, and would always have the last word.
Zeus then asked her to distract his wife Juno, looking for him, while he was frolicking with the nymphs, contrived to detain the goddess till the joyful group scampered away.
When Juno discovered it, she passed sentence upon Echo to « still have the last word, but no power to speak first ».
She was condemned to only repeat the last word she would hear.
When she fell in love with Narcissus, as he was calling for her, all she could say was the last word he said.
Since then, hikers will hear Echo responding to their call…
Please read more about Echo’s story and Narcissus at « La Audacia de Aquiles » Greek Mythology: “Narcissus and Echo” (Interpretation and Psychoanalytical Corollaries) by Amalia Pedemonte.
A sculpture to celebrate a beautiful yet unfortunate nymph, nymph, nymph…