Mozart, for instance, took a melodious duet from his opera of "Hyacinthus," for the Andante of a symphony (p. 94).
Nor was it Apollo alone who desired the friendship of Hyacinthus.
The sun-god threw aside his lyre, and became the daily comrade of Hyacinthus.
So does Hyacinthus live on; so do Apollo and Zephyrus still love and mourn their friend.
The myth is akin to those of Linus, Hyacinthus, and Narcissus.
The precise relation which Apollo bears to Hyacinthus is obscure.
Some have ascribed it to the Hyacinthus comosus; others to butomus umbellatus.
But now comes in Zephyrus with the tidings that Hyacinthus is slain by Apollo.
He died on the festival of Protus and Hyacinthus, having held the see with much honour ten years, all but fifteen weeks.
Drooping like Hyacinthus beneath the blow of the quoit, he sank on Amyas's arm.