In Greek Mythology, Narcissus was a young man of extraordinary beauty. He cruelly rejected many admirers , including the Nymph Echo. One day, as he bent to drink from a pool. Narcissus saw his own reflection , and immediately fell in love with it. In some versions of the story, Narcissus tried to embrace his reflection, fell in the pool, and drowned. In others, unable to tear himself away from his own reflection, he wasted away and died. In either case, his obsession with his own beauty led to his death.