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Stoa Poekile

A building on which the Amazonamachy was painted on (amongst others). The Amazons were dressed as Persians

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Return to Argos

Perseus

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Skyros

Where Theseus died, and where Odysseus exposed Achilles. Also where Neoptolemus (son of Achilles) was living before joining the Trojan war. 

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Thespius

Fifty daughters that Herakles has sex with

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Aeaea

The island of Circe

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King of Athens

Aegeus

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Ithica

Where Odysseus is from

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Ogygia

Where Odysseus is detained by Callypso

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Crete

The location of the Minotaur; Theseus travels here

This is also where Rheia hid Zeus as a baby, and where Zeus was raised (in a cave)

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Attica

The area around Athens. Theseus was said to have organized it (local Athenian hero). 

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King of Argos

Acrisius

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King of Uruk

Gilgamesh

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King of Troezen

Pittheus

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Areopagus

Meaning the "hill of Ares". The location of the Amazonamachy instigated by Theseus by taking Hippolyta.

 

Also the location of the first trial by jury for homicide with Orestes

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Naxos

The island that Theseus leaves Ariadne on. Liminal space of Ariadne. 

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Aulis

Where the Greeks gather before heading to Troy

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Corinth

Jason and Medea have two sons here

Polybus and Merope adopted Oedipus here

18

Pylos

Where Athena sends Telemachus to go to ask Nestor about Odysseus

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Thrinakia

Island with Helios' sheep

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Seriphos

Perseus

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Laestrygonian shore

Where most of Odysseus' men were killed by giants

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Ethiopia

Cassiopeia and Cepheus (Andromeda's parents)

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King of Tiryns and Mycenae

Perseus

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Mt. Ida

Where Paris was raised after Hecuba's prophecy. 

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Athens to Troezen

The road that Theseus made safer

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Iolcus, Thessaly

Home of Jason (as well as Aeolus, Aeson, and Pelias)

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Colchis

Where the Golden Fleece lies; it is up to Jason to retrieve it

The royal family includes the descendants of Helios

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Scheria

Island of Nausicaa and the Phaeacians

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Aegean Sea

Location of King Aegeus' suicide

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Sparta

Helen from Sparta. Theseus attempts to marry her (Pirithous attempts to marry Persephone) and they become trapped in the underworld. 

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Thebes

Cadmus and the autochthonous family

Labdacus' family and Oedipus' true family 

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Phthia, Thessaly

Peleus

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Statue of Pallas Athena

Troy

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Lemnos

The place where Philoktetes was left alone for over 10 years due to a snake bite.

 

The island was volcanic, and sacred to Hephaestus. Hephaestus has a cult site on it.

 

35

Where do Menelaus and Helen end up living together?

In Sparta

36

Myecenaean cities? (heroes x2)

Menelaus and Nestor

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Mt. Helikon

Home of the 9 muses

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Mekone

Prometheus acting as sacrificial priest in Theogony and Works and Days (Hesiod).

This is where the first sacrificial feast occurred. 

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Epidauros

Where Athenian tragedies, such as Prometheus Bound were held - great acoustics in open air

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Where was Leda the queen of?

Sparta

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Thrace

Sacred island of Hephaestus - where he pretends to flee to when he sets the trap for Aphrodite and Ares

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Delos

A floating island. Delos agrees to let Leto give birth on their island as long as a temple is built for Apollo there. 

She gives birth clinging to a palm tree.

 

The name Delos means "bright" or "shining". 

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Letoon

The Temple built in honour of Apollo at Delos

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Pytho

Delphi

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Telphusa

A river that denied Apollo, and did not allow him to build his temple there

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Acropolis

The hill that the Parthenon is on in Athens

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Sacred temple for Hephaestus?

Hephaesteion, Athens

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Mt. Nysa

Where Dionysus was raised, by nymphs, as a goat

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Phyrgia

Where Cybele, the mother-goddess was from (see Dionysus)

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Styx, Acheron

Rivers that the dead must cross before reaching the underworld.

Charon is the ferryman

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Elysium

A paradise, full of light and music, opposite to Tartarus

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Tartarus

The "cellar of Hades", where the worst sinners go

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Thebes, Corinth, Delphi

Oedipus 

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Colonus

Sacred to the Furies

The place of death of Oedipus, as predicted by the oracle at Delphi

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Thracia

The home of Tereus, who takes Procne, an Athenian princess as his wife.

Thracia is not in Greece, it is considered foreign

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Avernus

Orpheus cannot look back at Eurydice until he has passed Avernus

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Lesbos

An island associated with love. The river Hebrus takes Orpheus' head and lyre here. This is where Sappho is from. 

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Phaeacia

Where Cadmus is from (not Greek) before he establishes Thebes, after slaying a dragon and sowing the teeth

 

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River Lethe

Where Anchises was found in the Isles of the Blessed

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Gate of Ivory

Also known as the gate of false dreams: where Aeneas exits out of the underworld from 

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Latium

Where Rome is now (Amata, Latinus and Lavinia)

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Arcadia

Evander - a king allied with Aeneas

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Sacred to the Furies

Colonus, where Oedipus will die