Many myths deal with the loves of Zeus, who sometimes disguised himself in order to enjoy sexual relations with mortal women.
Other myths present examples of trust, loyalty, and eternal love-or of the pitfalls and problems of love and desire.
The tragic myth of Pyramus and Thisbe illustrates a divine reward for lovers who could not live without each other.
The story of Eros and Psyche revolves around the issue of trust.
In another myth, the gods reward the elderly Baucis and Philemon for their devotion to each other and their kind-heartedness toward strangers.
Love affairs in Greek myth do not always end happily.
One story tells how Apollo fell in love with a nymph named Daphne, but like Artemis she cared more for hunting than for love.
She ran from Apollo in terror, and when he was about to seize her, she asked her father, a river god, to save her.
He changed her into a laurel tree, which is why the laurel was considered Apollo's sacred tree.
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