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(Placename) the ancient name for the Menderes2
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(ˌmɛn dɛˈrɛs)

1. Ancient, Maeander , Meander.a river in W Asia Minor, flowing into the Aegean. 240 mi. (385 km) long.
2. Ancient, Scamander .a river in NW Asia Minor, flowing into the Dardanelles. 60 mi. (97 km) long.
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For instance, as we approached the Dardanelles, we coasted along the Plains of Troy and past the mouth of the Scamander; we saw where Troy had stood (in the distance,) and where it does not stand now--a city that perished when the world was young.
334-345) And Tethys bare to Ocean eddying rivers, Nilus, and Alpheus, and deep-swirling Eridanus, Strymon, and Meander, and the fair stream of Ister, and Phasis, and Rhesus, and the silver eddies of Achelous, Nessus, and Rhodius, Haliacmon, and Heptaporus, Granicus, and Aesepus, and holy Simois, and Peneus, and Hermus, and Caicus fair stream, and great Sangarius, Ladon, Parthenius, Euenus, Ardescus, and divine Scamander.
Even thus did their tribes pour from ships and tents on to the plain of the Scamander, and the ground rang as brass under the feet of men and horses.
Dumbledore enlists Newt Scamander to stop an evil wizard.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Friday, Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm) (2018) In an attempt to scupper an evil sorceror's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help.
'Fantastic Beasts,' prequel to the Harry Potter series, follows the journey of wizard and 'magizoologist' Newt Scamander portrayed by Eddie Redmayne.
The second in theFantastic Beastsseries, The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne reprising his role as Newt Scamander, Jude Law as a younger Albus Dumbledore and Johnny Depp in the titular role of the villainous Gellert Grindelwald.
In London, Torquil Travers (Derek Riddell), Head of Magical Law Enforcement, implores magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to join the fight against Grindelwald and serve the Ministry of Magic.
Newt Scamander travels from England to 1920s New York with a bagful of magical creatures that proceed to cause chaos.
In the series, Redmayne plays Newt Scamander, who deals with secret wizard communities during the 1920s.
British magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in the Big Apple at the height of this paranoia, carrying an enchanted suitcase full of endangered critters.