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The beautiful Limnos Island is the eighth largest island in Greece and the third largest island on the northeastern group of islands on the Aegean Sea. Here are the biggest islands than the beautiful Lemnos Island to enjoy them too:
Beautiful Island of Lemnos - Location and Background:
Limnos occupies 482 square kilometres on that area in strategic position near the straits of the Dardanelles, at the central location between Turkey and the peninsula of Mount Athos.
There are 18,104 inhabitants in the beautiful Limnos Island. The Allies used Mudros Bay or Moudrous Bay in Gallipoli campaign during the First World War. Lemnos became part of Greece on 8 October 1912 during the first Balkan War and since that date, Greece has military base in the Island of Lemnos.
Although the beautiful Limnos Island is flat but it is mountainous at the northwest, where Mount Vigla reaches 470 metres heights. Moudros Bay is a large bay on the eastern shore in the middle of the island. There is a good harbour in Myrina.
Fruits and vegetables that grow in the island include melons, watermelons, tomatoes, figs, almonds, pumpkins and olive and the corps are wheat, sesame and barley. Lemnos produces feta and melipasto cheeses, wine and honey. There are 30 villages and settlements in the Municipalities of Atsiki, Moudros, Myrina and Nea Koutali.
Hotels, beaches, museums and some other attractions in the beautiful Limnos Island are in the second section of the page below the form.
History of the Beautiful Limnos Island:
In Greek mythology, the Cabeiri, (Cabiri, Kabeiroi, Kabiri or Greek: ) were a group of enigmatic chthonic deities. They were worshiped in a mystery cult closely associated with that of Hephaestus, centered in the north Aegean islands of Lemnos and possibly Samothrace at the Samothrace temple complex and at Thebes.
In their distant origins the Cabeiri and the Samothracian gods may include pre-Greek elements Hittite, Thracian, proto-Etruscan, or Phrygian elements. The Lemnian cult was always local to Lemnos, but the Samothracian mystery cult spread rapidly throughout the Greek world during the Hellenistic period, eventually initiating Romans.
The ancient sources disagree about whether the deities of Samothrace were Cabeiri or not; and the accounts of the two cults differ in detail. But the two islands are close to each other, at the northern end of the Aegean, and the cults are at least similar, and neither fits easily into the Olympic pantheon: the Cabeiri were given a mythic genealogy as sons of Hephaestus.
The accounts of the Samothracian gods, whose names were secret, vary in the number and sexes of the gods, usually between two and four, some of either sex. The number of Cabeiri also varied, with some accounts citing four (often a pair of males and a pair of females) of them, and some even more, such as a tribe or whole race of Cabeiri, often presented as all male.
The Cabeiri were also worshipped at other sites in the vicinity, including Seuthopolis in Thrace and various sites in Asia Minor. The Cabeiri were possibly originally Phrygian deities and protectors of sailors, who were imported into Greece.
Ancient Lemnos: Philoctetes, Alcamenes, Cabeiri, Hypsipyle, Lemnian Language, Lemnian Athena, Chryse Island, Poliochne
Philostratus's Heroikos: Religion and Cultural Identity in the Third Century C.E.
This multidimensional collection of essays explores the interrelation of religion, cultural identity, politics, literature, myth, and memory during the Roman Empire by focusing on the cultural dynamics embedded in and surrounding Philostratus’s Heroikos, an early third-century C.E. dialogue about Homer and the heroes of the Trojan War.
The essays focus on ritual and literary dimensions of hero cult; cultural and community identity reflected in the Heroikos and in early Christianity; and the cultural, literary, and political turn toward heroes in the negotiation of difference, particularly with those outside the Roman Empire.
Philostratus's Heroikos: Religion and Cultural Identity in the Third Century C.E. (Writings from the Greco-Roman World) (Writings from the Greco-Roman World (Brill Academic Publishers))
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