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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
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