(Laurel) A daughter of Peneus. She was nymph who, uncharacteristic of the breed, abhorred the embrace of men, and preferred to dance
in solitude among the mountain meadows. Pursued by Apollo, she emplored her father to keep her chaste. He transformed her into a tree, the
mountain laurel. Apollo then blessed the laurel and made its wreath a symbol of Divine accolade and victory of spirit.
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