Hephaestus temple

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    Hephaestus was the patron-god of metal working. Athena Ergane was the patron-goddess of pottery and crafts in general. There were numerous potter shops and metal working factories in the vicinity of the temple, justifying the dedication of the temple to these two deities. The archaeological evidence suggests that there was no previous building located on top of the hill, except for a small sanctuary which was burned when the Persians occupied Athens in 480 BC. The name Theseion or Temple of Theseus, was erroneously attributed to the monument under the assumption it housed the remains of the Athenian hero Theseus, brought back to the city from the island of Skyros by Kimon in 475 BC.

    Maga, Benikos place, Georgie Sharp, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. photogon 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ancient Greek Temples, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. Vicky Tsavdaridou 63 months ago | reply

      Thanks a lot for the invitation

    3. alexandros9 63 months ago | reply

      very well taken! great capture Vicky!

    4. photogon 63 months ago | reply

      PARTHENON AWARD! - seen in the Ancient Greek Temples

      Seen on Fluidr

    5. Benikos place 63 months ago | reply

      Εγώ πάλι, που σε ζηλευω για ολες αυτες τις απιστευτες φωτος που τραβας? Νασαι καλα να μας ομορφαινεις με τις εικονες σου!!!

    6. Vicky Tsavdaridou 63 months ago | reply

      Thank you all for your comments!!!

      @Benikos Πολύ ευγενικό αυτό που έγραψες!!! Ευχαριστώ!

    7. rafaelotero2001 63 months ago | reply

      He visto esta foto en:
      " Certified by Beautiful Photos Group

    8. Georgie Sharp 62 months ago | reply

      This has great impact ;-)

    9. Sunrise Gr. 62 months ago | reply

      πολύ ωραία λήψη!!!

    10. Vicky Tsavdaridou 62 months ago | reply

      Σ' ευχαριστώ!!!

    11. Jon Downs 62 months ago | reply

      Impressive photo - love the angle and the tonemapping on this - nice one!

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