Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology - Friday The Erechtheum is an ancient...

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Friday November 16 2007 The Erechtheum is an ancient temple was got its name from the shrine dedicated to the Greek hero Erichthonius. -- The temple itself was dedicated to Athena and Poseidon Erechtheus. The sacred snake of the temple lived there, which represented the spirit of Cecrops, for safety in the city. Pandrosos was the daughter of Cecrops. Hephaestus tried to rape Athena but was unsuccessful and his sperm fell on the ground and from it was born Erichthonius. Eumolpus was the son of Poseidon and Chione. He was a musician and singer. -- During a war between Athens and Eleusis, Eumolpus sided with Eleusis. -- Eleusis lost the battle but the Eleusinian mysteries continued by other families. Aegeus was the father of Theseus and brother of Pallas. -- Androgeus beat him in every contest of the Panathenaic Games. -- Aegeus sent him to fight the Marathonian Bull and was killed and out of anger, King Minos declared war on Athens.
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