HERSE Apollo & Daphne I Classic silk scarf from the limited collection Love Stories in Greek Mythology. The design is inspired by the myth of Apollo and Daphne. Greek Mythology states that Apollo had been mocking the God of Love, Eros (also known as Cupid). In retaliation, Eros fired two arrows: a gold arrow that struck Apollo and made him fall in love with Daphne, and a lead arrow that made Daphne hate Apollo. Under the spell of the arrow, Apollo continued to follow Daphne, but she continued to reject him. Apollo told Daphne that he would love her forever. Daphne turned to the river god, Peneus, and pleaded for him to free her from Apollo. In response, Peneus use metamorphosis to turn Daphne into a laurel tree. Apollo used his powers of eternal youth and immortality to make Daphne’s laurel leaves evergreen. It’s believed that Daphne has to sacrifice her body and turn into a tree as this was the only way she could avoid Apollo’s sexual advances.
Each HERSE artwork is an original vivid synthesis of elements drawn from masterpieces belonging to diverse artistic movements over the centuries. The artwork is imprinted using as a canvas garments of high quality luxurious fabrics. Every design is produced in pre-specified limited numbers. Each item is accompanied by a Unique Authenticity Code Number, so any HERSE client automatically becomes an art collector. Herse means Dew. In Greek mythology Herse is the daughter of Selena (Moon) and Zeus. According to Ovid, God Hermes fell in love with her and married her.