Jean Lang (1857-1932) was a writer and folklorist. The main fields of her interests were ancient mythology and legends, their origins and changing over time. In her opinion, the mythologies of east and west could have had the same roots: the ancient people of the west and of the east were encountering similar phenomena throughout history, leaving marks on their cultures, shaped and developed them. A Book of Myths (1914) is one of the most know works of Jeanie Lang, as well as Stories of the Border Marches (1916). Clytie is short folk story, included in A Book of Myths. "Sunflowers" is the name by which we know those flamboyant blossoms which somehow fail so wholly to suggest the story of Clytie, was a water-nymph, a timid, gentle being that frequented lonely streams, whose destruction came from a faithful, unrequited love. Because came a day when, into the dark pool by which she sat, Apollo the Conqueror looked down.