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Looking out from inside the Cave of Pan near Delphi. Photo by Joel Skidmore.

Echo. Nymph condemned by Hera to speak only when echoing the words of others. She fell hopelessly in love with Narcissus and pined away in unrequited passion until only her voice was left. Echo is also said to have lost her voice as a consequence of running away from Pan, although this may have been another Echo. In any case, Pan retaliated for her reaction to his goatish appearance by inflicting madness on some nearby shepherds. They attacked Echo and only her voice survived.