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May 19, 2023Liked by Massimo Pigliucci

Thank you for taking us along!

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Don't forget the wonderful myths surrounding Ortygia. From Wikipedia: "Ortygia was the mythological home of Arethusa, a chaste nymph who, while fleeing a river god, was transformed by Artemis into a spring, traversed underground and appeared here, thus providing water for the city. Arethusa and her pursuer, the river god Alpheus, came from Arcadia in Greece." You undoubtedly have seen the fresh water well by the sea where the poor nymph emerged from her journey!

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Glenn, oh yes! I have a couple of nice pictures of the Arethusa spring by the port. And my wife and I have had aperitivi nearby more than once...

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May 19, 2023Liked by Massimo Pigliucci

Beautiful story ❤️

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Thank you!

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