Hero and Leander

 Tragic lovers in Greek legend; Hero drowned herself in despair after Leander perished while swimming the Hellespont to see her.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • Hero and Leander — is a Greek myth, relating the story of Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite who dwelt in a tower in Sestos, at the edge of the Hellespont, and Leander (Leandros, or Λέανδρος), a young man from Abydos on the other side of the strait. Leander fell in… …   Wikipedia

  • Hero and Leander — Lovers celebrated in Greek legend. Hero, a virgin priestess of Aphrodite, was seen by Leander of Abydos during a festival, and the two fell in love. He swam the Hellespont nightly to be with her, guided by a light from her tower. One stormy night …   Universalium

  • Hero and Leander — /liˈændə/ (say lee anduh) noun Greek Legend two lovers in a late Greek poem. Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite who lived in a tower in Sestos, at the edge of the Hellespont, was visited nightly by her lover Leander, who had to swim across the strait …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hero and Leander (poem) — Hero and Leander is a mythological poem by Christopher Marlowe. After Marlowe s death it was completed by George Chapman. Henry Petowe published an alternate completion to the poem.PublicationTwo editions of the poem were issued in quarto in… …   Wikipedia

  • Leander — from the Hero and Leander myth is a character from Greek myth, and has given his name to several individuals, at least one city and a number of warships and warship classes of the Royal Navy:PeopleWith the given name* Saint Leander, the 6th… …   Wikipedia

  • Hero et Leandre — Héro et Léandre Pour les articles homonymes, voir Léandre. William Etty, Héro et Léandre, 1828 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hero — /hear oh/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a priestess of Aphrodite who drowned herself after her lover Leander drowned while swimming the Hellespont to visit her. 2. Also, Heron. (Hero of Alexandria) fl. 1st century A.D., Greek scientist. * * * I… …   Universalium

  • Hero y Leandro — Para otros usos de este término, véase Hero (desambiguación). Hero y Leandro es un mito griego acerca de dos desafortunados amantes. La última mirada de Hero por Frederic Leighton, desecribe a Hero ansiosamente esperando a Leandro durante la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hero (disambiguation) — A hero is a person who performs extraordinary deeds for the benefit of others.Hero may also refer to:Heroic figures* Superhero, a hero with extraordinary powers * Hero (title), a title presented by governments to their citizens for great… …   Wikipedia

  • hero — herolike, adj. /hear oh/, n., pl. heroes; for 5 also heros. 1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. 2. a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic… …   Universalium

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