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Apollo’s mortal lover Hyacinth was struck in the forehead by a discus pushed off-course by the jealous god Zephyr. Here you can see him slowly dying of being “tenderly cradled,” with no visible head wounds from the golden Frisbee lying at his feet.

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Here we see Hyacinth dying yet again, this time from having his hand held.

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You have to look carefully to see it, but Adonis’ mortal wound is the surface-level scratch just over his beautiful mist-blue tunic. Oh babe, I’m dying…I’m dying real bad. Don’t bother calling the doctor. There’s no coming back from this one. 

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The Death of Adonis again, this time from sleepiness:

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“My darling! What is it?”

“Oh, I’m dying. It’s awful, the amount I’m dying of.”

“What’s wrong? What’s happened?”

“MY HEAD HURTS A LITTLE BIT. ALSO I CANNOT FIND MY SHOES.”adonis2

Here lies Eurydice, died from slouching.

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The sword is bloodied, and yet there’s not a single mark on Dido’s body. She just pulled her dress down a little bit.

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uuugh theres like 
a fire in the distance
just leave me here to die

there’s plenty of time to escape, my lady
no im already too far gone
i can barely point
leave me
save yourselves

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The first of several paintings of Ophelia that demonstrate a near-total lack of understanding of what the physical process of drowning entails. “Drowning is just…it’s when the back of your legs get wet as you lounge against a tree branch, yes? Medically speaking, that’s mostly what drowning is about? Fantastic.”

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It looks like a smudge on your screen, but that’s actually a very shallow fatal wound.

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So close to actually drowning! Her face is very nearly submerged!

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Half credit. Pyramus has slightly nicked his own neck and is being a real baby about it, but Thisbe stands a real chance of actually running herself through on that sword. death7

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