Daphne was a Naiad Nymph in Greek Mythology, and was the daughter of a river god. She was famous for being incredibly beautiful and for catching the eye of Apollo. Daphne was determined to remain unmarried and untouched by a man by the rest of her life.
Apollo was obsessed with Daphne and told her he would love her forever. Because of the lead arrow Eros hit Daphne with, she did not feel the same so she decided to turn to the river god, Peneus, for help getting away from Apollo. Peneus used metamorphosis to turn Daphne into a laurel tree. Its believe that Daphne sacrificed her body to turn into a tree because it was the only way she could escape Apollo.
Apollo was forced to let go of Daphne because it was no way she was going to come back. Apollo ended up having many love affairs with both mortals and goddesses. The most famous of these affairs was with a mortal named Hecuba, who was married to the King of Troy. These affairs resulted in him having 4 children: Asclepius, Troilus, Aristaeus, and Orpheus.
Although Apollo was one of the nicer gods, he caused many casualties. Apollo killed a serpent named Python with a single arrow as a result of a contest. He played a major part in the Trojan War where he infected the Greek encampment with a plague. Apollo accidentally killed his dearest companion, Hyacinthus, in a discus throwing contest. Lastly Apollo is credited with killing the Cyclops in retaliation for arming Zeus with the thunderbolt.