Daphnis

[ daf-nis ]
/ ˈdæf nɪs /

noun Classical Mythology.

a son of Hermes: the originator of pastoral poetry.

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Daphnis
/ (ˈdæfnɪs) /

noun

Greek myth a Sicilian shepherd, the son of Hermes and a nymph, who was regarded as the inventor of pastoral poetry
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