Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

by

Ovid

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Clytië Character Analysis

Clytië was Phoebus’s lover before he fell in love with Leucothoë. She is furious that Phoebus has found a new love interest, and tells Leucothoë’s father about his daughter’s affair, leading him to kill Leucothoë. After Leucothoë is dead, Phoebus doesn’t return to Clytië, and she lies despondent in the sunshine until she’s turned into a heliotrope flower.
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Clytië Character Timeline in Metamorphoses

The timeline below shows where the character Clytië appears in Metamorphoses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 4: Leucothoë and Clytië
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...to look at her. He desires her so much that he forgets his other lover, Clytië, who is deeply in love with him. (full context)
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Clytië grows extremely jealous when she hears of the Sun god’s affair and tells Leucothoë’s father... (full context)
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Clytië wants the Sun god to return to her, but he ends their affair. Her passion... (full context)