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[131] Si neque Amymone. Hero now addresses herself to Neptune, and expostulates with him for keeping her Leander so long from her. She tells him, that this was least of all to have been expected from him, who had himself been so often sensible of the power of love. She then mentions several virgins, of whom the poets had represented Neptune enamored. Amymone is mentioned first. She was the daughter of Danaus, and one of the fifty who afterwards rendered themselves so famous by the murder of their husbands. As she was hunting one day in a wood, being elosely pursued by a Satyr, she implored aid from Neptune, who came and rescued her, but was so enchanted with her beauty, that she proved with child by him, and, according to Strabo, brought forth Nauplius.

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