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Aegina (Greek: Αίγινα Egina), one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 20 miles (30 km) from the Piraeus.
Another version is that Aegina is derived from the Naiad Aegina, the daughter of the river god Asopus, carried off by Zeus to the island Oenome which was renamed to Aegina.
In the town of Aegina itself are the remains of another temple, dedicated to Aphrodite; one column of this still remains standing, and its foundations are fairly preserved.
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 Aeacus, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Aeacus was buried in Aegina, but after his death he was appointed to be one of the JUDGES OF THE DEAD, along with Minos 2, former King of Crete, and Rhadamanthys, the son of Zeus and Europa [see also Underworld].
Aegina is daughter of the river god Asopus and Metope 1, daughter of the river god Ladon 1.
Aegina had Aeacus by Zeus; but by Actor 3, son of Deion, son of Aeolus 1, she had a son Menoetius 2, who became father of Patroclus 1.
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 Aegina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mythology relates that Aegina is named after the daughter of Asopos, who was abducted by Zeus.
According to archaeological evidence, Aegina was inhabited from the Neolithic era and is concidered to be the birthplace of Aristophanes.
Nowadays Aegina is famed for its pictachios and its ceramics.
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 Aegina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The capital is the town of Aegina, situated at the northwestern end of the island.
8th century BC), which included, besides Aegina, Athens, the Minyan (Boeotian) Orchomenos, Troezen, Hermione, Nauplia and Prasiae, and was probably an organization of city-states that were still Mycenaean, for the purpose of suppressing piracy in the Aegean that arose as a result of the decay of the naval supremacy of the Mycenaean princes.
It is usually stated on the authority of Ephorus, that Pheidon of Argos established a mint in Aegina.
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 Aeacus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
He was the son of the nymph Aegina, for whom his island kingdom was named, and the god Zeus....
Peleus, in Greek mythology, king of the Myrmidons in Thessalía, and the son of Aeacus, king of Aegina (modern Aíyina).
Telamon, in Greek mythology, king of Salamís, the son of Aeacus, king of Aegina, and the father of the hero and warrior Ajax the Greater.
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 AllRefer.com - Aegina, island, Greece, Greece (Greek Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The chief town is Aegina on the northwest shore.
B.C. the Athenians, against whom Aegina sided in the Peloponnesian War, expelled the population of the island, and Aegina fell into insignificance.
During the Greek War of Independence the town of Aegina was (1828–29) the capital of Greece.
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 Marianna Studios, Agia Marina, Aegina island, Greece - offering affordable accomodation in self catering apartments
Aegina is one of the most beautiful and historical islands in Greece.
Aegina Town: Situated on the South of the island, it is the capital of the island - and also the first capital of Greece 100 years ago - visited by thousants of Athenians and tourists every week.
Aegina enjoyed a brief moment of glory during the struggle for independence from 1827 to 1829 when it was the capital of the new Greek state and Kapodistrias set up his government on the island.
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 Via Lingua Corinth
Mythology tells us that the first king of the island was the hero Aecus, son of Zeus and the nymph Aegina, who renamed the island.The island was inhabited in the Neolithic period, as can be seen from the finds at Kolona, near the town of Aegina, which date from around 3000 BC.
In spite of the fact that Aegina was a rival of Athens, it helped the Athenians in their victory against the Persian fleet at the Naval- Battle of Salamis.
Aegina is a pinecovered island with beautiful beaches, pictuesque villages, very important historical monuments and modern tourist facilities.
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Aegina is the daughter of the river god Asopus.
The girl was abducted Zeus, who carried her off to the island of Attica (in the Sardonic Gulf), which was later named after her.
She gave birth to a son, called Aeacus, and he became the monarch of the island.
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 - Oreads: Nymphs of mountains and grottoes | greek mythology
In Greek mythology, Cynosura was a nymph (an Oread) on Mount Ida, Crete.
In Greek mythology, Dryope was the daughter of Dryops or of Eurytus (and hence half-sister to Iole).
Maia, in Greek mythology, is the eldest of the Pleiades, the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 22 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He was born in the island of Oenone or Oenopia, whither Aegina had been carried by Zeus to secure her from the anger of her parents, and Avhence this island was afterwards called Aegina.
Some traditions related that at the time when Aeacus was born, Aegina was not yet inhabited, and that Zeus changed the ants (/xup/x^/ces) of the island into men (Myrmidones) over whom Aeacus ruled, or that he made men grow up out of the earth.
Aeacus while he reigned in Aegina was renowned in all Greece for his justice and pietjr, and was fre­quently called upon to settle disputes not only among men, but even among the gods themselves.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Aegina
While excavating at Bassae, Aegina, and other sites in Italy, Greece, and Asia Minor, he studied the remains of ancient architecture and designed restorations for the temple of Zeus at Agrigento, Sicily.
Aeacus, in Greek mythology, son of Zeus and the nymph Aegina.
It early belonged to Aegina but was later under Athenian control, except for a brief period after it was occupied (c.600 BC) by Megara.
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 Aegina Island - Hellas Blue Touris guidel for Greece, greek Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
According to mythology the island was the home of Ajakos, the son of Zeus and Egina.
The main town on the island also called Aegina, has a charming and busy harbour, where private yachts, fishing boats and ferries lay anchored.
The island of Aegina offers much more and must be on the itinerary of those travelling to Greece.
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 @ Aegina island in Greece , the most complete aegina's web site , all information for visitors , digital photos of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
After the 10th century AD the people of Aegina living on the coastal areas suffered the repeated attacks of Saracen pirates and withdrew to the inland hill of Paleochora, where they say until 188 AD.
Towards to the end of the nineteenth century Aegina became a center of the sponge diving industry and the wealthy sponge merchants build the large neo-classical homes still seen in and around the town.
Nowadays Aegina is known as a tourist destination with many hotels and tourist facilities offering to the visitors the sense of the old which remains new in a history travel of 27 centuries.
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 Classical Backpacking in Greece - Islands - Aegina
Aegina is famous around the world for its pistachio nuts, but it is also well known for sponges and pottery.
Twelve kilometers from Aegina Town, you will reach the top of a relatively high hill where a restaurant sits on the left, between you and the sea, and on the right, a path that leads up to the temple, past a guard shack, is barely visible through the dense pine trees.
The Temple of Aphaea at Aegina - Jerold Stratton
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 Aegina - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Aegina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 1811 remarkable sculptures were recovered from a Doric temple in the northeast and taken to Munich, Germany.
The men of Argos, again, and those who held the walls of Tiryns, with Hermione, and Asine upon the gulf; Troezene, Eionae, and the vineyard lands of Epidaurus; the Achaean youths, moreover, who came from Aegina and Mases; these were led by Diomed of the loud battle-cry, and Sthenelus son of famed Capaneus.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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Aegina is located 17,5 nautical miles from Athens.
The isle of Aegina comprises a series of volcanic heights in the center and the south which culminate in mount Zeus (alt.
Zeus, according to mythology, loved Aegina and had with her a son named Aiakos.
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 Geographia: Islands
Aegina was the island located in the Saronic Gulf, east of the coast of Argolis.
Aegina was named after the daughter of river-god Asopus, in Sicyonia.
Zeus fell in love with Aegina, transformed himself into a flame, and abducted the maiden.
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 Vacation in Greece. Aegina island, Saronic Gulf islands. The most complete tour guide for all Greece. Hotel ...
This is why the island of Aegina is a well known holiday retreat visited during summer and winter season, especially by Greeks.
South of the capital is the seaside village of Marathon, followed by the fishing port of Perdika (9 km.).
Nowadays Aegina is famous for its pistachios and its ceramics.
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 The Naiades (Naiads) - Nymphs of Fresh Water in Greek Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
After Zeus carried off the Naiad, Aegina (daughter of the river god, Asopus), to the island of Oenome, the island was reamed Aegina.
Aegina - daughter of the river god, Asopus, carried off by Zeus - island of Oenone renamed after her.
Cyrene - daughter of the Naiad, Creusa, and Hypsaeus, King of the Lapiths - carried off by Apollo - Cyrene, on the coast of North Africa, and the region Cyrenaica are named after her.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Aegina
Telamon, in Greek mythology, son of Aeacus and father of Ajax.
He and Peleus killed their half-brother Phocus and were banished from Aegina.
Aegina Hotels, Apts From 36 Euro per room.
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 Greek charter yachts & yachting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is a sanctuary for wild life and the sight of peacocks along the beach in the mornings is quite common.
Aegina famous for its pottery is covered with pistachio trees.
The capital of the island, Aegina, is particularly picturesque with colourful mansions, ever-busy streets, horse driven chariots, numerous shops selling pistachios and ceramics.
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 AEGINA : Naiad nymph of Aegina Island ; Greek mythology ; pictures : AIGINA
AIGINA (or Aegina) was the Naiad Nymph of a spring, well or fountain of the town of Aigina, on the island of the same name.
[AEGINA and] AE′ACUS (Aiakos), a son of Zeus and Aegina, a daughter of the river-god Asopus.
He was born in the island of Oenone or Oenopia, whither Aegina had been carried by Zeus to secure her from the anger of her parents, and whence this island was afterwards called Aegina.
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 AeginaAegina: Definition and Much More From Answers.com Classical Backpacking in Greece - Islands - Aegina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Aegina is one of the Greek Saronic Gulf Islands located just 30 kilometres south west of the mainland port of Piraeus.
Aegina the Athenians favorite weekend haunt and well worth a quick visit as journey time is only one hour.
According to mythology, Aegina was a beautiful princess with whom Zeus fell in.
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 Aegina, Greece, Greek islands
The island was liberated in 1830, and Aegina's town was the first capital of free Greece.
Aegina's town is very nice to walk around in, and here there is a very interesting archaeological museum.
Aegina is also connected to the other Saronic islands, as well as to the Cyclades, since many of the ferryboats continue there.
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 Greek Myth Encyclopedia A
AEGINA (Aigina) A naiad daughter of the river Asopus.
She was loved by Zeus who carried her off to the island of Aegina.
Asopus pursued Zeus when he abducted Aegina but was driven back by the god's thunderbolts.
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 Aeacus — FactMonster.com
Aegina, in Greek mythology - Aegina, in Greek mythology, river nymph, daughter of the river god Asopus.
Telamon - Telamon, in Greek mythology, son of Aeacus and father of Ajax.
Peleus - Peleus, in Greek mythology, son of Aeacus and the father of Achilles by Thetis.
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