Saturday, 25 June 2016
Τhe world famous lake-cave "Melissani" on Kefalonia: Τhe mysterious "Cave of the Nymphs", one of the unmistakable landmarks in Homeric Ithaca's landscape.
Dedicated to our good friend, the historian Dr. Petros Petratos.
(Text: Hettie Putman Cramer & Makis Metaxas)
Before reading the following text, for better understanding, it is imperative to read as an introduction to the previous post:
When Odysseus arrives back in his homeland and Athena appears to him, he does not recognize her. So what does she do to persuade him that he really is back in Ithaca? She "scattering the mist to reveal the land’" and Athena shows him two of the most unmistakable landmarks of his homeland, which anyone who was familiar with them could not fail to recognize.