Lemnos name

 Cabeiri , lemnos
Cabeiri
  • Hephaestia, lemnos
  •  Cabeiri , lemnos

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Its name, which remained unchangeable throughout the centuries, originates from the Phoenician word “white”. As it is low and treeless, it strikes as whitish/ white from afar.

Other names

  • Sintiis: from the name of its first dwellers.
  • Hypsipylaea: that was the name of its legendary queen.
  • Aethalea, Pyroessa and Vulcania: for its volcanic nature.
  • Dipolis: name of classic years, when Myrina and Hephaestia were developed.

Sovereigns and conquerors

The conclusion, arising from mythological and historical texts, is that ancient world had shown a keen interest on Lemnos and its advanced civilization. Kares dominated over the island after Sintiis. Then, Cretans came to the island, which where welcomed friendlily by people of Lemnos.

The king of Cretans, Radamanthys, gave them Thoantas, son of god Dionysus and Arianne, who became the first king of Lemnos, by way of thanks for their politeness and hospitality. Around 1200 B.C., Minyes settled in the island, a commercial and seafaring people from Thessaly and Magnesia.

Later, the king of Iolkos, Kritheas, in order to use Lemnos as an intermediary station to his colonizing trips towards Asia Minor and Black Sea, gave his daughter Myrina as a wife to Thoantas,.

  • Sovereigns and conquerors

    The conclusion, arising from mythological and historical texts, is that ancient world had shown a keen interest on Lemnos and its advanced civilization. Kares dominated over the island after Sintiis.
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  • Chronicle

    Pelasgics, who were relatives of Tyrrineoi and Etruscans of Italy, seize Lemnos in 1000 B.C. In 511 B.C., the island is occupied by Persians, but in 479 B.C., the fleet of Athenians forced them out of the island definitely.
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  • Lemnia Gi

    Lemnia Gi

    It is the famous clay, which for many centuries render the island of Lemnos unique in the whole world. It was mined from the 4th B.C. century till the end of 19th century, in the area of Fteri, between Kotsinas and Repanidi.
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  • Poliochni the most ancient city of Europe

    Poliochni the most ancient city of Europe

    Poliochni: the most ancient city of Europe. The summer of 1930, the Archaeological School of Athens discovered the prehistoric city of Poliochni, which is considered to be the most ancient of Europe. It constitutes a settlement that passed from many phases of architectural and cultural development, in a period of time that lasted from 5000 B.C. till 1600 B.C.
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  • During the period of Trojan war

    Achaeans going to Troy stopped in the island and left Philoktitis there, who was bitten by the snake of the sanctuary of goddess Chrysie and his leg stank unbearable. They took him back twelve years later and went to Troy, because according to the oracles of seer Elenos, only with his weapons (Hercules’s arrows) they could seize it.
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  • Ήφαιστος, Λήμνος

    Μythology

    So, Hephaestus, chief metallurgist of Olympian gods, sets up his workshop in Lemnos and becomes its patron god. Besides, it couldn’t be different: the island has volcanic composition of the soil and is not far away from mine resources of Black Sea and Asia Minor.
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  • During the period of Trojan war

    Achaeans going to Troy stopped in the island and left Philoktitis there, who was bitten by the snake of the sanctuary of goddess Chrysie and his leg stank unbearable.
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