Το βουνό των κενταύρων το Φθινόπωρο -The mountain of the Centaurs in the autumn

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The whole area is an inexhaustible treasure of myths, legends, history and cultural tradition and a paradise for nature lovers, the naturalists, and historians, and for millennia have walked the gods, demigods and centaurs, giants and titans , nymphs and Dryades, kings, heroes and warriors. There was also the scope of "Gigantomachy" and the favorite resort of the gods of Olympus. Pelion took place and the Nereid Thetis's marriage to the mortal Peleus. During the reception that followed the goddess Eris, who was not invited, threw among the guests a golden apple with the inscription "the Kallisti" which of course claimed the three beautiful goddesses. The decision of the arbitrator Paris, prince of Troy, give the apple to Aphrodite was fatal to his family and his country. A few years later the immortal Achilles son of Peleus and Thetis, was instrumental in the Trojan War and his participation therein and heroism during the siege of Troy in the 12th century. Pelion went hunting gods, kings and princes. Here too was the marriage of Peleus with Thetis, and the first beauty contest between the beautiful - and powerful ... - goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. Pelion lived and legendary Centaurs, the most famous of which was a wise teacher Chiron. Gods, demigods, kings, princes and heroes, among whom was Heracles, Achilles, Jason, and Asclepius have studied close to Chiron, who taught them including archery and the art of war, music and virtue. They also imparted his knowledge of the medicinal properties of hundreds of herbs and plants that still grow in Pelion. Asclepius very soon surpassed his teacher so much that created the snake, source of life and death, which is today the symbol of medicine.

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Comments (244)

Dezso Biczo © on February 4, 2012

Thanasis

I am a bit biased, Greece - I like

Very well photographed beautiful place - amazing picture

YSL.


You have a good weekend!

idahodon on February 4, 2012

Hello Thanasis! This photo is a wonderful scene with beautiful colors! LIKE! Best wishes, Don.

АЙРАТ ХАЙРЕТДИНОВ on February 6, 2012

КРАСОТА!!!

orange T on February 8, 2012

Beautiful scenery, very nice colors! I like it a lot.

Greetings from Hungary,

Krisztina

Bert Keegstra on February 8, 2012

Beautiful colors. L. Best regards, Bert

Eliseo.mc on February 9, 2012

Thanasis: una preciosa imagen de los montes griegos vestidos de otoño.

LIKE 82.

Reza tahmasbi on February 9, 2012

A lovely and colorful picture. Nice idea

Best wishes from Iran . Reza

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Renato Pantini on February 10, 2012

Beautiful landscape! Like!. Greetings, Renato.

roro-ji2981 on February 11, 2012

Wonderful! LIKE. Greetings from roro

József Ferenc Szabó on February 11, 2012

Festménybe illő szép tál, és kép. Like,,3 Üdvözlettel. Ferenc

khoi tranduc on February 11, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

FaysaL Bin DaruL on February 11, 2012

Autumn is always a colorful season, Love this pic.

Cumizebica on February 12, 2012

Hello Thanasis ! This photo is a wonderful scene with beautiful colors ! LIKE ! Greetings from Switzerland , Slavisa

Sergey Sm on February 12, 2012

Beautiful view from above! Like!

Ernandes C Santos on February 12, 2012

Foto com cores maravilhosa...Um Grande abraço, do seu Amigo Ernandes...Saudações de São Paulo - Brasil

Patricia Pato on February 13, 2012

Hermosa vista! LIKE!!-Saludos!-Patricia

zy ko on February 13, 2012

Very nice autumn photo! L Greetings from Poland! zyko

bill robinson on February 14, 2012

Lovely autumn colours! cheers, Bill

József Ferenc Szabó on February 14, 2012

Tetszik ez a kép. Like 4 Üdvözlettel. Ferenc

Fuat Nesip on February 14, 2012

Beautiful autumn photo.. very nice shot.. LIKE..

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