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Eternal love exists and Alpheus and Arethusa demonstrate it to us, transformed by the gods and united forever on the island of Ortigia in Syracuse Greek, Roman and Sicilian myths are intertwined in time and tell us fantastic stories in which heroes, warriors, gods and common people meet and, at times, clash, in stories that are still passed down over the centuries. Many of these stories tell us about love and its strength. What happens when mythological and legendary creatures fall in love? How long can this feeling last? How many, men or gods, have lost their mind after falling in love? Questions that can be answered by the legend to which the Arethusa Spring is linked, the circular-shaped body of fresh water mirror found on the island of Ortigia, in Syracuse, a few steps from the sea. Once upon a time there was Arethusa, a nymph (minor deity of…