The hyacinth flower is classically a male symbol. This symbolism
comes from the Greek myth of the handsome young man Hyacinthus. In one
version of the myth, Hyacinthus was loved by the god Apollo. Apollo
threw a discus but it was blown off course by the god of the wind
Zephyrus. The discus struck Hyacinthus and killed him. Apollo then
changed Hyacinthus into the flower named for him.
Exploring The Waste Land
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