The Muses also gathered up the fragments of his body and buried them at Leibethra below Olympus, where the nightingales sang over his grave, while yet another legend places his tomb at Dium, near Pydna in Macedonia.
He declared the whole legend was fictitious.
"There is a legend among the humans of the phoenix, who rises from his own ashes," the Watcher replied.
The Alexander legend was the theme of poetry in all European languages; six or seven German poets dealt with the subject, and it may be read in French, English, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, Flemish and Bohemian.
According to the legend, Athena, who had invented the flute, threw it away in disgust, because it distorted the features.