Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece
Ancient Greek places- Karpathos

The island of Karpathos is located in the Dodecanese area and is the area's second largest island, after Rhodes.

The island's name came from the fact that the residents were so proud of their island that they abducted the gods of Olympus and brought them to live there. For this reason, they were named "Arpatheoi" (those who steal the gods). The modern name of Karpathos was formed after slight phonological transitions.

The ancient Greeks were highly impressed by the flourishing, mountainous nature and the long coastlines of the island and therefore considered Karpathos as the residence of various mythical characters such as the Titan Iapetus, Prometheus, the creator of mankind as well as the place where goddess Athena was brought up.


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Ancient Greek places