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Pelion

(pē`lēən), Gr. Pílion, mountain, 5,252 ft (1,601 m) high, N Greece, E Thessaly, on the Aegean coast. In ancient legend, the centaur ChironChiron
, in Greek mythology, centaur, son of Kronos. He was a renowned sage, physician, and prophet. Among his pupils were Hercules, Achilles, Jason, and Asclepius. When Hercules accidentally wounded Chiron, the pain was so great that Chiron surrendered his immortality to
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 lived on the mountain and the AloadaeAloadae
or Aloidae
, in Greek mythology, two giants who warred against the Olympian gods. Their names were Otus and Ephialtes, and they were sons of Aloeus' wife by Poseidon. They tried to reach heaven to overthrow the gods by piling Mt. Ossa on Mt.
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 piled Pelion on Mt. Óssa.

Pelion

a mountain in NE Greece, in E Thessaly. In Greek mythology it was the home of the centaurs. Height: 1548 m (5079 ft.)
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On the Greek mainland the company is featuring a four-night stay with breakfast at the traditional Xenonas Karamarli at Makrynitsa on Mount Pelion.
With Mount Pelion as a backdrop, there are small beachside hotels, tavernas, villas and apartments, starting from around pounds 425pp per week including car hire.
Just for women: A women-only tour of Greece, sponsored by Women in the Wilderness, is scheduled April 15-30, featuring sightseeing with a Greek guide through the Peloponnese and Mount Pelion regions.
For "ARK 66, Finial for Ez" (included in this issue), the future reader might find a note on the Aloadae, giants in Greek mythology who try to reach heaven by piling Mount Ossa on Mount Olympus, and Mount Pelion on Mount Ossa, before Apollo shoots them down (Od.
The beach of Agia Eleni, for example, which faces the southern shores of Mount Pelion, is splendidly isolated and also offers good fishing.
In parallel with these cheap industrial products were e xplorations of readily available natural materials used with traditional simplicity, as for instance in the timber Colorado house by Todd MacAllen and Stephanie Forsythe (p45), and the stone primitive hut on the flanks of Mount Pelion by Katerina Tsigarida (p49).