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Knossos – Crete, Greece. West Bastion of Knossos Palace. Relief wall painting of the sacred Bull. Labyrinth was the dwelling of the Minotaur in Greek mythology, and many associate the palace of Knossos with the legend of Theseus killing the Minotaur.
Olea Europaea or Olive tree (from Greek word elaion). It was purely a matter of local pride that the Athenians claimed that the olive first grew in Athens. In an archaic Athenian foundation myth, Goddess Athena won the patronship of Athens from Poseidon with the gift of the olive. The olive was sacred to Athena and appeared on the Athenian coinage.
Ancient Corinth - Greece. The most notable ruin of ancient Corinth is the 6th-century BC Temple of Apollo, built on a hill overlooking the remains of the Roman marketplace (agora). Seven of the original 38 Doric columns still stand, and it is one of the oldest stone temples in Greece. The temple was eventually destroyed by earthquakes. ©2008 Jordan Kevrekidis
Ancient Corinth - Greece. The Peirene Fountain was the major source of water for ancient Corinth. The arched openings led to bowls carved in the rock where water collected. The fountain is named for Peirene, a woman who wept so hard when she lost her son that she finally dissolved into the spring that still flows here. The fountain was said to have been a favorite watering hole of the Pegasus, the winged horse who was the son of Poseidon, god of the sea, and the Gorgon Medusa. ©2008 Jordan Kevrekidis
Statue of captured Eastern barbarian at the Archeological Museum of Ancient Corinth, Greece. http://kevrekidis.deviantart.com