Greek - A Babylonian youth. This young man fell in love with Thisbe and planned to run away with her, arranging to meet her at night by a certain mulberry bush near the tomb of Ninus. She arrived first and, being frightened by a lion, ran off dropping her cloak in the sand. Pyramus found the cloak clawed by the lion and jumped to the conclusion that she had been killed by the lion. He killed himself on the spot and his blood coloured the white berries of the mulberry crimson. Thisbe, returning, found him dying and killed herself with the same sword. The red fruit of the mulberry is a memorial to the lovers. In some lore, occasionally known as Pyramus.

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