closeup of the Erectheum at the Acropolis, Athens

chord0

Lawndale, United States

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The Erectheum was associated with some of the most ancient and holy relics of the Athenians: the Palladion, which was a xoanon (defined as a wooden effigy fallen from heaven – not man-made) of Athena Polias (Protectress of the City); the marks of Poseidon’s trident and the salt water well (the “salt sea”) that resulted from Poseidon’s strike; the sacred olive tree that sprouted when Athena struck the rock with her spear in her successful rivalry with Poseidon for the city; the supposed burial places of the mythical kings Cecrops and Erechtheus; the sacred precincts of Cecrops’ three daughters, Herse, Pandrosus and Aglaurus; and those of the tribal heroes Pandion and Boutes.

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