“A light shining from afar illuminated the dark waters of Lake Van. Every night he swam towards the light that shined devotedly for him. Her faint silhouette appeared. There she was, Princess Tamar awaiting him. Never forsaking their love, the princess directed him every night. But the night the princess’ father discovered their secret love was the night that the light was destroyed. In the cold and eerie waters he was left with no guide. The black oblivion engulfed him and in complete emptiness he called her name, his body washed ashore and the words “Akh,Tamar” (Oh,Tamar) frozen on his lips.”