Star-Crossed Loves & Ill-Fated Affairs

Atlas Obscura has a roundup of tragic love tales from classic literature.
In Ovid's story of Pyramus and Thisbe, two young lovers, forbidden to marry because of family rivalries whisper their forbidden love through cracks in the wall. Their story met its fateful end when the lovers decided to escape their families, and meet under a mulberry tree. Thisbe arrived at the rendezvous first, and narrowly escaped a lion attack, dropping her distinctive veil in the process. When Pyramus arrives and finds the blood soaked veil, he throws himself on his sword; when Thisbe returns to the scene, she does the same.

Does that plot sound familiar? Pyramus and Thisbe are considered to be the inspiration for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. There are several more stories in the post, plus links about places connected with the tragic lovers. Link

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