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,