Tragic Lovers

HERO & LEANDER

Hero & Leander met and fell in love....

Hero was a priestess of Aphrodite, and with her religious calling she was forbidden to marry her love.

They kept their affair a secret and Leander swam the channel to Hero each night guided by a light she kept in her tower..... one night her light blew out in a storm and Leander who was swimming to her lost his sense of direction and drowned.

When his body washed ashore, Hero threw herself from her tower and died.

caroli9 caroli9
41-45, F
1 Response May 16, 2007

Mythology brings about some of the most "beautiful" stories sometimes! :D