Leander

Greek - A youth of Abydus. He lived on one side of the Hellespont, Hero on the other and, although in love, they were forbidden to marry. Guided by a light in her window, he swam the Hellespont every night but when a storm extinguished the light, he was drowned. She hanged herself from grief. At times, referred to as Leander, Leandros or Leandros.

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