The Landscape of Rhodope, Greece

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Athanasios Fountoukis
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published on 03 June 2022
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The Thracian landscape in Rhodope in the early spring. The name of the region emerged from Rhodope, a Thracian naiad and daughter of the river Strymon. The naiads, daughters of the river gods Potamoi, were water nymphs who lived in lakes, springs, rivers, and brooks. Rhodope married Haemus, King of Thrace. Haemus and Rhodope founded a cult, in which, in due course, they offended Zeus and Hera. The gods, as punishment for their insolence, turned them into mountains, which shaped the modern landscape.

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Athanasios Fountoukis
A historian, who acquired a BA degree in History and Ethnology in Greece, and an MA degree in Ancient History in the Netherlands. He is fascinated by the ancient history of maritime and nomadic cultures.

References

  • Aken, Dr. A.R.A. van. "Elseviers Mythologische Encyclopedie." Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1961.

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