Looking out at the sea from under a pine tree, southern Rhodes, Greece

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George Messaritakis on November 25, 2007

You can also see this photo in my website at Greek Light.

Atlas11 on July 8, 2009

'The ancient words of men tell that when Zeus and the immortals were apportioning the earth, Rhodes had not as yet appeared in the expanse of the sea, but the island was hidden in the salty depths. Being absent, Helios did not get a lot, although he was a pure god. And when he mentioned it, Zeus was ready to recast the lots, but he would not allow it, because he said that he himself could see from under the sea a rising land that would be bountiful for men and of good pasture for herds. He called immediately Lachesis of the golden headband to raise the hands and not to forswear the mighty oath of the gods but to consent with Kronos' son that once it had arisen in the clear air it would henceforth remain a possession of honor for himself. The tops of these words were fulfilled falling in the truth. The island grew from the salty water and belongs to the father who engenders the sunbeams, master of fire-breathing horses.' From Pindar's Olympian Odes. 7:54-71.

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    by George Messaritakis

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