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, in Greek mythology, priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans not to touch the wooden horse made by the Greeks during the Trojan War. While he and his two sons were sacrificing to Poseidon at the seashore, two serpents came from the water and crushed them.
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Tarsus is also known as a meeting place of "historical figures" such as Prophet Daniel, St Paul, Bilal-i-Habesi - the muezzin of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and philosophers: Aristotle, Cicero, Athenodoros Cananites.
Laocoon, his children, and the wonderful clasping coils of the snakes were carved from a single block in accordance with an agreed plan by those eminent craftsmen Hagesander, Polydoros, and Athenodoros, all of Rhodes.