Higher ground

By: pelly*made

May 14 2013

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Aperture:f/6.3
Focal Length:29.9mm
ISO:800
Shutter:1/1299 sec
Camera:DMC-TZ7

Outstanding view from Zas Cave (Cave of Zeus) in Naxos

wiki: the Cave of Za was dedicated to Zeus and contains some fantastic stalagmites. It is thought that the cave has been used since prehistoric times due to the fact that prehistoric remains have been found inside it

Zeus, was born on Crete, but grew up on Naxos. The people of Naxos used to worship him, and a temple was made to his honour at the mountain Za

When Zeus’ mistress Semele died before giving birth to their child, Zeus took the embryo and put it in his thigh. When the baby, Dionysus, was born out of Zeus thigh on Naxos, the nymphs Philia, Coronida and Clidi brought him up on the island, which was to be Dionysus favourite island. The god made the island fertile and full of grapevines, forever blessing it

more info about mount Za and Zas Cave:

http://www.naxos-island.tv/en/landscapes/zas-mountain-21

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