Strait from the camera…
Taken with a Canon EOS 400D Digital.
There was a fire at Mount IDA. The smoke came all around us.
It’s strait from the camera. The redness is because the sun was setting and it made the smoke this color.
_A LARGER view to see more in detail…
(Long side is only 1024 here, and as with border)_
History for Mount IDA
The mountain is the scene of several mythic events in the works of Homer. At its summit, the Olympian gods gathered to watch the progress of the epic fight. But the mountain was the sacred place of the Goddess, and Hera’s powers were so magnified on Mount Ida, that she was able to distract Zeus with her seductions, just long enough to permit the climactic taking of Troy.
During the Trojan War, in an episode recorded in Apollodorus’s Epitome, Achilles with some of the Achaean chiefs laid waste the countryside, and made his way to Ida to rustle the cattle of Aeneas. But Aeneas fled, and Achilles killed the cowherds and Nestor, son of Priam, and drove away the sacred kine (Epitome 3.32). Achilles briefly refers to this incident as he prepares to duel with Aeneas during the siege of Troy. (Iliad XX)
After the Trojan War, the only surviving son of Priam, Helenus, retired to Mount Ida, where he was surprised and became the captive of Neoptolemus.