golden apples of the Hesperides

golden apples of the Hesperides

a wedding gift to Hera; Hercules stole some in the course of his labors. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 451]
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And they reached the end of the world, in our case the Pillars of Hercules, the golden apples of the Hesperides, opening up new horizons and putting in train processes which, in Greece and Phoenicia as well as in the West, led, in different ways, to fundamentally new endeavours.