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LP0056 - Thebes & Thespius - Legends of Boetia, from Pausanias' Description of Greece

LP0056 - Thebes & Thespius - Legends of Boetia, from Pausanias' Description of Greece

Legendary Passages #0056 - Thebes & Thespius -Legends of Boetia, from Pausanias' Description of Greece.    Last time we reviewed various fables of Heracles. This time we finish our section on him and cover several myths of Boetia, including Thebes, the Cabeirium, Mt. Phix, Onchestus, and Thespiae.    Near the Neistan Gate of Thebes is an image of Heracles the Nose-docker, commemorating his infamous attack on the Minyans.    The Cabeirium is a sanctuary near a grove of Demeter; its peoples have long histories. Nearby is a sanctuary of Heracles, commemorating his taking of the horses from the army of Orchomenus.    Mt. Phix is where the Sphinx originated. She was either the leader of a pirate fleet based there on the mountain, or one of the children of Laius by concubines and slew all of her brothers, save Oedipus.    Thespiae lies at the foot of Mt. Helicon, and was named after a daughter of Asopus, or Thespi

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