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Echo is a nymph who used to distract Juno while Jupiter was being unfaithful to her. Juno discovered this and cursed Echo to only repeat the words that another person says to her. When Narcissus rejects Echo, she repeats his rejection and flees to a cave in shame. When Narcissus is dying, Echo echoes his wailing.
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Echo Character Timeline in Metamorphoses

The timeline below shows where the character Echo appears in Metamorphoses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 3: Narcissus and Echo
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One day, Narcissus is spotted by Echo, who falls in love with him. Echo is a nymph who used to help Jupiter... (full context)
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Narcissus asks who’s there, and Echo repeats his question. Startled by his own voice’s reflection, Narcissus tells the voice to come... (full context)
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Echo watches Narcissus die. She echoes the sound of his fists beating his chest and his... (full context)