Cithaeron


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Cithaeron

(sĭthē`rən), Gr. Kithairón, mountain range, c.10 mi (16 km) long, central Greece, between Boeotia in the north and Attica in the south. It rises to 4,623 ft (1,409 m). The range was the scene of many events in Greek mythology and was especially sacred to Dionysius.
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on the mountain Cithaeron (SOPHOCLES, "Oedipus Rex" 1026), with his both feet pierced right through (SOPHOCLES, "Oedipus Rex" 1034).
The herdsman who comes to Pentheus from Mount Cithaeron, in The Bacchae, tells how the Theban women possessed by Dionysus take up serpents without being bitten and fire without being burned.
Amphion is the son of Antiope by Zeus; dragged from his mother and exposed on Mount Cithaeron, he avenged her, built the walls of Thebes, and became king.