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Latin heroum from Ancient Greek ἡρῷον (hērōon), from ἡρῷος (hērōios, of a hero).


herõon (plural herõons)

  1. (obsolete) A temple dedicated to a hero, often over his supposed tomb.
  2. A sepulchral monument in the form of a small temple.
    In Ancient Greece, a monument to a dead hero, and now the relics they find are most well preserved at heroons, like vases or pots with references to the deeds of Herakles, or Calydon.