A nymph loved by the sun god Helios. When he also took Leucothoe as a lover, the jealous Clytia informed Leucothoe's father Orchamus about his daughter's affair, who then buried his daughter alive. Abandoned by the sun god, Clytia pined away and eventually became a plant, the heliotrope, forever following the course of the sun.



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