Daphne name meaning
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Daphne Name Meaning

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Daphne

   

Meaning of Daphne

Laurel Tree.

Daphne Name Origin

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Daphne name origin
Daphne was a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to protect her from Apollo.
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In Greek mythology, the beautiful daughter of a river god, Daphne lived a pastoral existence and rejected every lover. When Apollo pursued her, she prayed to Gaea or to her father to save her, whereupon she was transformed into a laurel. Apollo took its leaves to weave garlands that were thenceforth awarded to prize-winning poets. Daphne's other pursuer was Leucippus, who was killed because of Apollo's jealousy. Daphne was a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to protect her from Apollo.
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