Hill of Muses

This peak was previously known as The Mouseion or the Hill of Muses, as it is said to the purported place where the Nine Muses lived. According to Greek mythology, the Greek god Zeus slept with a young girl called Mnemosyne, for nine consecutive days. It was from this interaction that the deities known as nine muses came about. Creatives and philosophers would call upon the muses for inspiration as they began their works. Take the iconic author Homer, he called up the muses for divine inspiration when he started writing the Iliad and Odyssey, timeless classics still enjoyed by people today. However, it was in the first century that the hill’s name was changed to Filopappou. This was in memory of Prince Julius Antiochus Filopappos, a Roman consul and generous benefactor to the ancient city of Athens.

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Athina 117 41 Greece
Athens 117 41 GR
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