Etymology: Lupus is the Latin for wolf. The proto-IndoEuropean word for wolf is *wlqwos/*lukwos, which gives us 'wolf' in English, 'lykos' in Greek, and 'lupus' in Latin. Were, which is Old English for 'man', is cognate with the Latin 'vir' >> werewolf.
One of the more familiar stories from Ovid is that of Echo and Narcissus. Narcissus was a beautiful youth who spurned the love of the nymph Echo. Echo pined away into a mere echo of her former self, only capable of repeating what others said, and Narcissus turned into the flower we know as a narcissus. Oxyrrhynchus online reports on a papyrus from the first century B.C. that also tells a story of Narcissus, but its details are different, suggesting that Ovid may have altered the traditional story of Narcissus. It has been suggested that the papyrus should be attributed to Parthenius of Nicaea. In this version there is no Echo, there are only male lovers, and Narcissus kills himself. Read more about it in New light on the Narcissus myth: P.Oxy. LXIX 4711.
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