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Mythology

The ancient name of Kassandra was Flegra, which means Place of Fire. It is believed that it was the ground of Giants and the field of battle of war between the Gods of Olympus and the Giants, when the last ones attempted to expel the Gods from the Olympus. According to a fable, Egkelados, one of the Giants, was crashed by a rock that the Gods of Olympus flew against him. So, the "Egkelados - Earthquake" giant, is buried in Kassandra, but not having really died, from time to time he tries to get released by the rock that has crashed him and his efforts constitute the phenomenon of the earthquake. All these fables, of course, are not irrelevant with the geological phenomena that are met in Kassandra: sunk in the centre of the peninsula and drowned from the steam of the boiling hot brimstone that springs from the Saint Friday. At the other verge of Chalkidiki, the peninsula of Atho took its name from the giant Atho, who during the battle, flew the peninsula to the Gods as if it was a small stone. Sithonia took its name from Sithoan, son of Poseidona. The woman of Sithona was named Mentis and his daughter Pallini (Menti was the name of an ancient city in Kassandra, while Pallini is chronologically the second name of the peninsula of Kassandra).

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