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 He’ro.Hero Children. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
He’ro and Lean’der.
 
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.   1
 


 He’ro.Hero Children. 

 
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