Diana Isadora Marlene

MYTH
The Greek myth of Orchis explains the origin of the plants. Orchis, the son of a nymph and a satyr, came upon a festival of Dionysios (Bacchus) in the forest. He drank too much, and attempted to rape a priestess of Dionysios. For his insult, he was torn apart by the Bacchanalians. His father prayed for him to be restored, but the gods instead changed him into a flower.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchidaceae
Photo: Charlotte York http://bridgeandtunnelgirl.tumblr.com/

MYTH

The Greek myth of Orchis explains the origin of the plants. Orchis, the son of a nymph and a satyr, came upon a festival of Dionysios (Bacchus) in the forest. He drank too much, and attempted to rape a priestess of Dionysios. For his insult, he was torn apart by the Bacchanalians. His father prayed for him to be restored, but the gods instead changed him into a flower.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchidaceae

Photo: Charlotte York http://bridgeandtunnelgirl.tumblr.com/

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