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-Neptune and Leander
Hero, in Greek mythology, is priestess of Aphrodite in Sestos. Her lover, Leander (leeANder), swims the Hellespont nightly from Abydos to see her. During a storm the light by which she guides him blows out, and he drowns. Hero, in despair, then throws herself into the sea.
Christopher Marlowe's poem "Hero and Leander" is based on the story. I will tell you more about sexy Elizabethan poet Chris Marlowe another time. You have already met him if you saw "Shakespeare in Love."
Our interest here is not in the story of Hero and Leander, but in young Leander and old Neptune, Roman god of the sea and of earthquakes. Neptune constituted a spin-off from Poseidon, his Greek counterpart. Roman Neptune was not as powerful as Poseidon, nor was he as popular with sailors. He should have been, though, for as you will see in the poem excerpt below, Neptune was a horny silverfox always ready to lend a helping hand to a handsome man in distress.
This excerpt, by the way, seems to be impossible to locate on the Internet although you will find the first part of the poem, in which Marlowe describes Leander, caressingly, as the object of desire for many wealthy men. Leander, however, turns his back on them (hee hee!) for the sake of the lovely girl ambiguously named Hero. Society approves, but heaven forbid if an old man of the sea should fiddle with Leander's water-lily! We don't want to read about THAT!
Glossary of references for better understanding of the poem:
ABYDOS---where Leander lived, on the Asian side of the Hellespont;
And now, an excerpt from Christopher Marlowe's "Hero and Leander":
"O, Hero, Hero!" thus he cried full oft;
(End of excerpt)
In closing, I hope you have enjoyed this excerpt. By the way, I wouldn't swallow the assumption that Leander actually drowned, as the legend says. Being the god of the sea, I reckon old Neptune made the young man an offer he could not refuse: "You may drown if you like, Leander, but I can work up a miracle that will keep you alive as long as you stay with me. If you need the titillation of ladies, my mermaids are a horny lot, but you can only get to them through me. Daddy cums first! How about it, young man?" Leander would have been a fool to turn him down.
So, if your ship ever sails through the Dardanelles, keep your eyes open for a silverfox swimming beside his love. Everyone will swear they're dolphins, but you'll know better. Stand right up and declare: "No! Not Dolphins! They are Neptune and Leander! Long live the Gay Gene!"
I was just thinking.............
Women should not have children after 35. Really...35 children are enough.
After all is said and done, usually more is said than done.
I am a nobody, nobody is perfect, therefore I am perfect.
I married my wife for her looks... but not the ones she's been giving me lately!
"No one ever says "It's only a game," when their team is winning."
I gave my son a hint. On his room door I put a sign: "CHECKOUT TIME IS 18."
"If carrots are so good for the eyes, how come I see so many dead rabbits on the highway?"
"How come we choose from just two people for president and 50 for Miss America?"
Ever notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes, and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?
Why is it that most nudists are people you don't want to see naked?
I earn a seven-figure salary. Unfortunately, there's a decimal point involved.
The next time you feel like complaining, remember: Your garbage disposal probably eats better than thirty percent of the people in this world.
Snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled.
Every time I walk into a singles bar I can hear Mom's wise words: "Don't pick that up, you don't know where it's been."
The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in school was my blood alcohol content.
Home is where you can say anything you like 'cause nobody listens to you anyway.
I live in my own little world, but it's ok, they know me here.
"I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with 'Guess' on it. I said, 'Thyroid problem?'"
"I don't do drugs anymore 'cause I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast."
Sign In Pet Store: "Buy one dog, get one flea..."
Dyslexia means never having to say that you're yrros.
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the 'terminal'?
I see your IQ test results were negative.
Regular naps prevent old age..... especially if you take them while driving.
Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you won't either.
I don't approve of political jokes... I've seen too many of them get elected.
How much can I get away with and still go to heaven?
I think your problem is low self-esteem. It is very common among losers."
If women can have PMS, then men can have ESPN.
The most precious thing we have is life. Yet it has absolutely no trade-in value.
Travel is very educational. I can now say
"Kaopectate" in seven different languages.
End of silverfoxesclub-digest V1 #212