Gods prefer Men (2012) - Online Short

Country: France
Release Year: 2012
Aka: Les dieux préfèrent les hommes
Director: Arthur Vauthier
Genre: Short, Drama
Runtime: 11 min
Language: French with English Subtitle (cc)
Cast: Avec Hugo Bariller, Jean-Baptiste Vienet, Mathieu Wauthier...
In the literary myth, Hyacinth was a beautiful youth and lover of the god Apollo, though he was also admired by West Wind, Zephyr. Apollo and Hyacinth took turns throwing the discus. Hyacinth ran to catch it to impress Apollo, was struck by the discus as it fell to the ground, and died. A twist in the tale makes the wind god Zephyrus responsible for the death of Hyacinth. His beauty caused a feud between Zephyrus and Apollo. Jealous that Hyacinth preferred the radiant archery god Apollo, Zephyrus blew Apollo's discus off course, so as to injure and kill Hyacinth. When he died, Apollo didn't allow Hades to claim the youth; rather, he made a flower, the hyacinth, from his spilled blood.

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