"Kindly inform the estimable Madame Ovid,' he said, 'that Lady Heem-Young sends cordial regards.' "
Apollo and Daphne by Antonio Pollaiuolo, one of the many tales of transformation from Metamorphoses. Here the god of light and sun lusts after Daphne. She manages to escapes by turning him into a bay laurel.
Public DomainApollo and Daphne by Antonio Pollaiuolo, one of the many tales of transformation from Metamorphoses. Here the god of light and sun lusts after Daphne. She manages to escapes by turning him into a bay laurel. - Credit: Piero Pollaiuolo

Named after the Roman poet Ovid  (20 March 43 BC – AD 17 or 18) whose fifteen volume narrative poem Metamorphoses depicts all manner of physical transformation as it relates to the history and creation of the world.