noun Classical Mythology.
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She died quite suddenly of pneumonia when still a comparatively young woman and when Hyacinthus was a boy.
Hyacinthus (Hyacin′thus) was a boy greatly loved by Apollo; but he was accidentally slain by him with a quoit.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
He died on the festival of Protus and Hyacinthus, having held the see with much honour ten years, all but fifteen weeks.Yorkshire Battles|Edward Lamplough
The legend is to the effect that Hyacinthus, a beautiful youth beloved by the god, was accidentally killed by him with a discus.
She and the man sat there quite still, when Hyacinthus came stepping over the hedge.