ECHO was a beautiful nymph, fond of the woods and hills, where she devoted herself to woodland sports. She was a favorite of Diana, and attended her in the chase. But Echo had one failing; she was fond of talking and loved her own voice. One day Juno ( Greek equivalent is Hera, Greek Goddess of Love and Marriage, the greatest of all the Olympian goddesses, hence Zeus’ sister, despite this she became Zeus’ wife and the Queen of Olympus) was seeking her husband, who, she had reason to fear, was amusing himself among the nymphs. Echo by her talk contrived to detain the goddess till the nymphs made their escape. When Juno discovered it, she passed sentence upon Echo in these words:
“You shall forfeit the use of that tongue with which you have cheated me, except for that one purpose you are so fond of—reply. You shall still have the last word, but no power to speak first.”
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