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Fortress of (new) Fufluna

Photo taken in Populonia, Tuscany (Italy).

Explore Aug 24, 2007 #290

   

Fortress of Populonia.

 

Massive fortress built in the 15th century by the Appiani lord of Piombino, with stones taken from Etruscan remains (VI-VII century B.C.), situated in Populonia, in the district of Piombino.

 

In etruscan Populonia was named Pupluna or Fufluna. In Etruscan mythology, Fufluns (or Puphluns) was a god of plant life, happiness and health and growth in all things. He is the son of Semla. He was worshipped at Populonia (Etruscan “Fufluna” or “Pupluna”). He was adopted by the Romans, but was quickly replaced with other Italic gods of fertility. (Source: Wiki).

  

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Taken on August 10, 2007