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Name:Prince Hyacinthe of Sparta
“As, when one has broken the stem of a lily in the garden, it hangs its head and turns its flowers to the earth, so the head of the dying boy, as if too heavy for his neck, fell over on his shoulder. "Thou diest, Hyacinth," so spoke Apollo, "robbed of thy youth by me. Thine is the suffering, mine the crime. Would that I could die for thee! But since that may not be thou shalt live with me in memory and in song. My lyre shall
celebrate thee, my song shall tell thy fate, and thou shalt become a flower inscribed with my regrets."

Name: Hyacinthus or Hyacinth
Canon:Classical literature/Mythology

Hyacinthus was a youth of great beauty and athletic prowess, a prince of the proud and mighty nation-state of Sparta. He won many suitors in his life. Some say Thamyris, a Thracian poet and musician loved him first. Thamyris was the first to ever love another male, and his love for Hyacinthus is therefore the wellspring of all love that is customarily exchanged between men in Greece.

The most well-known and tragic story of Hyacinthus tells of how he came to be loved by both Apollo, the god of the sun, and by Zephyr the young and brash god of the West Wind. His lovers, bored of their own quarreling and each assured of his own success, gave Hyacinth the choice between the two of them. Hyacinthe chose Apollo and Zephyr left him in a rage. The West Wind did not forget the youth's perceived treachery and one day, while Apollo engaged Hyacinthe in a bit of sport-- throwing a discus-- Zephyr took his revenge. While Hyacinthe ran to catch the discus, eager to impress his divine lover, Zephyr blew the discus off course. It struck Hyacinthe in the head, mortally wounding him. Even Apollo could not save him and as he held the youth in his arms, the god wept and refused to give his soul up to the land of the dead.

From the blood of his fallen lover, Apollo made a flower, the centers stained dark with his own tears and called it the hyacinth.

As a god, Hyacinth oversees one of the principal Spartan festivals, the Hyacinthia, held every summer, which primarily honors Apollo. The festival lasted three days, one day of mourning for the death of the divine hero Hyacinth, and the last two celebrating his rebirth. -Wikipedia

Being a minor god symbolizing rebirth (and love between men), Hyacinthe has been reincarnated several times. He has not merely lived since his own time, but lived and died again and again and again after his initial murder at the hands of Zephyrus.
At present he is living as Hyacinth Virag, a 21 year old university student who works various part-time jobs (most frequently checking IDs at the university gym) and was semi-passionately pursing various track-and-field disciplines. Unsurprisingly, his top events were javelin and—with some measure of cruel irony, the discus.
In a similarly cruel twist of fate, he was hit by one of the discus on the practice field when he was 19 and badly injured. However, history did not repeat itself, thanks to modern medicine. The blow to his temporal lobe, however, did some lasting damage. He has some memory trouble, spatial perception issues and when he is particularly exhausted, may mix up words. He is distraction-prone and sometimes falls into episodes of depression or irritability. He bears a scar from the accident across his brow, reminiscent of the wound struck by his old lover.
That said, he is lively young man with a passion for music and sports and starts each and every day watching the sunrise.

He does remember what happened to him during his life as a mortal, and he has vague memories of his death, though because of either genuine lack of memory or because of a strong sense of denial, he refuses to acknowledge Zepyhrus as his murderer.

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