Hero and Leander

The tale is that Hero, a priestess of Venus, fell in love with Leander, who swam across the Hellespont every night to visit her. One night he was drowned, and heart-broken Hero drowned herself in the same sea.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Hero and Leander from Fact Monster:

  • Hero, in Greek mythology - Hero Hero, in Greek mythology, priestess of Aphrodite in Sestos. Her lover, Leander, swam the ...
  • Abydos, ancient town of Phrygia - Abydos Abydos, ancient town of Phrygia, Asia Minor, on the Asian side of the Hellespont opposite ...
  • Sestos - Sestos Sestos , ancient town on the Thracian shore of the Hellespont (now Dardanelles) opposite ...
  • George Chapman - Chapman, George Chapman, George, 1559?–1634, English dramatist, translator, and poet. He is ...
  • Franz Grillparzer - Grillparzer, Franz Grillparzer, Franz , 1791–1872, Austrian dramatist. His work combines ...

Related Content