The Narcissus myth is the story of a beautiful youth who falls in love with his own reflection. The most famous version is told by Ovid, the Roman poet in his Metamorphoses.
Not recognising himself
He wanted only himself. He had chosen
From all the faces he had ever seen
Only his own. He was himself
The torturer who now began his torture.
Ted Hughes, Tales From Ovid. 1997. Faber and Faber.
Metamorphoses by Ovid
Tales From Ovid by Ted Hughes