Apollo was so in love with the very beautiful Spartan prince Hyacinthus, son, perhaps, of King Amyclas and Diomede, that he shared in the mortal youth's life, enjoying the human's pursuit of sports. Unfortunately, Apollo wasn't the only enamored deity. One of the winds, Zephyros or Boreas
, was, as well. When Apollo and Hyacinthus were throwing the discus, the jealous wind made the discus Apollo had thrown bounce up and strike Hyacinthus. Hyacinthus died, but from his blood sprang the flower that bears his name.