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Mythology & Beliefs: Leander
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Leander swam Hellespont nightly to see Hero; drowned in storm.

Hero and Leander in Wikipedia Hero and Leander is a Greek myth, relating the story of Hērō (Greek: Ἡρώ, pron. hay-RAW (ancient) and like "hero" in English), a priestess of Aphrodite who dwelt in a tower in Sestos, at the edge of the Hellespont, and Leander (Greek: Λέανδρος, Léandros), a young man from Abydos on the other side of the strait. Leander fell in love with Hero and would swim every night across the Hellespont to be with her. Hero would light a lamp at the top of her tower to guide his way...

Leander in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (*Lei/andros), the famous youth of Abydos, who, from love of Hero, the priestess of Aphrodite, in Sestus, swam every night across the Hellespont, being guided by the light of the lighthouse of Sestus. Once during a very stormy night the light was extinguished, and he perished in the waves. On the next morning his corpse was washed on the coast of Sestus, and Hero, on seeing it, threw herself into the sea. This story is the subject of the epic poem of Musaeus, entitled De A more Herois et Leandri, and is also mentioned by Ovid (Ov. Ep. 18.19), Statius (Stat. Theb. 6.535), and Virgil (Georg. 3.258, &c.)

Leander in Wikipedia Leander, from the Hero and Leander myth, is a character from Greek myth - Wikipedia

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