Tell if you haven't heard of this story before, two lovers unable to be together.
Close, but no
Today's entry is yet another tale from Ovid Metamorphosis it's the tale that helped inspire Shakespeare to write Romeo and Juliet. Then this tale should sound familiar to you: two star crossed lovers from two families who hate each others guts. The location is Babylon and the two forbidden lovers can only communicate with each other through a small crack in the wall. Finally, could not hold back their passions and decided to meet by a mulberry shrub outside the city by a tomb in Ninus (foreshadowing!).
They somehow forgot that a lioness was prowling the around that mulberry shrub. Only Thisbe was the first to make it and what she encountered was a bloody mouthed lioness. Being the smart lady she was, she ran the F out of Dodge, but dropped her veil which the lioness promptly shredded. That's when Pyramus came over and saw the bloody beast with his love's veil. Thinking his only love was dead, he fell upon his own sword. His blood spurting on the white mulberries.
Suddenly the gardener was terrified, the mulberries had turned red!
For some reason Thisbe returned and saw her dead lover and thinking that the lioness mauled him. She picked up his sword and killed herself, her blood staining the mulberries even further. The gods took pity on the dead lovers, and turned all the mulberries into the deep red tint that they are today. So the whole point of this bloody and tragic tale was to explain why Mulberries are red, weird.