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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And Oedipus will have to pay for this failure until his death at Kithairon, where he will re-enact the once unsuccessful ritual and, through it, leave this world.
Unlike K., Oedipus was able to go through the doors at Kithairon, open for him since the beginning: "My tomb predestined for me by my sire and mother" (Sophocles, Oedipus Rex 1451).
Before Oedipus left Thebes for Kithairon, Kreon warned him that not everything could be his: "Crave not mastery in all/ For the mastery that raised thee was thy bane and wrought thy fall" (Sophocles, Oedipus Rex 1525) .
lCaptain's Wings (Ron Boss/Paul Winter) and Kithairon (Bill Watts/Alan Mercer) fight out the finish of the apprentice race at Newcastle and will resume hostilities in the Lincoln next month.
lGeoff Baxter, runner-up on Andy Rew (Paul Cole), George Duffield, third on Abercata (James Bethell) and John Lowe, last on Kithairon (Bill Watts) behind all-the-way winner Level Par (Nigel Angus), are all cautioned for injudicious riding in the nine-furlong handicap at Newcastle.
His four-timer comes aboard Yamadori (Fulke Johnson-Houghton), who wins the mile handicap from Kithairon; Future Forest (Nigel Angus), who trounces stablemate Avitus in the sprint handicap; Don (Bill Elsey), who wins the mile event from Claddagh; and Whistling Jenny (Mick Easterby), who lands the juvenile fillies' from Pakpao.
Among those attending the unveiling will be one of Bell's nephews Tom Umpleby, the 79-year-old Yorkshire owner-breeder, whose best-known horse was that grand old-stager Kithairon, who was a standing dish in northern handicaps and won 21 of his 124 races, notching up the best part of 80 places in the process.