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In Greek mythology, Aeaea (sometimes Aiaia) was the home of the sorcerer Joesph. The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ...


Though the somewhat inconsistent geography of the Odyssey is more mythic than literal, Aeaea was later identified by classical Roman writers with Mount Circeo on Cape Circaeum on the western coast of Italy — about 100 kilometers south of Rome — which may have looked like an island due to the marshes and sea surrounding its base but is, in fact, a small peninsula. It was already a peninsula in the days of Dionysius of Halicarnassus, according to his work. However, it may have been still an island in the days of Homer, with a long "lido" or sandy peninsula that gradually became attached to the mainland, in a common geological process. This article is about the poem by Homer. ... Circeius Mons (mod. ... Cape Circeo and the Gulf of Gaeta. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... Dionysius Halicarnassensis (of Halicarnassus), Greek historian and teacher of rhetoric, flourished during the reign of Augustus. ... Homer (Greek: ) is the name given to the supposed unitary author of the early Greek poems the Iliad and the Odyssey. ... Lido and the Venetian Lagoon. ...


Locals identify one cave on the cape as "Grotta della Maga Circe", the cave of Circe.


Before leaving Aeaea, Odysseus was given instructions by Circe on how to travel to the underworld: // In the study of mythology and religion, the underworld is a generic term approximately equivalent to the lay term afterlife, referring to any place to which newly dead souls go. ...

When your ship has traversed the waters of Oceanus, you will reach the fertile shore of Persephone's country with its groves of tall poplars and willows that shed their fruit untimely; here beach your ship upon the shore of Oceanus, and go straight on to the dark abode of Hades. (Odyssey 10.505, tr. Samuel Butler) This article is about the poem by Homer. ... Erewhon Hudibras, see Samuel Butler (poet). ...

Other hypothetical locations of Aeaea

Robert Graves (The Greek Myths) identifies the island of Lussin near mouth of the Po in the North Adriatic Sea as Aeaea. Robert von Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was an English poet, scholar, and novelist. ... Lošinj (pronounced low-sheen) (Italian Lussino, Latin Apsorrus) is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea, in the Bay of Kvarner (Italian: Quarnero). ... PO may stand for: Pareto optimality Parole Officer Per os, Latin for by mouth or orally Perfect Orange a third wave ska based in Knoxville, TN from 2002-2005 Petty Officer, a Non-Commissioned Officer Rank in many Navies Pilkington Optronics, now Thales Optronics Pilot Officer, a junior commissioned rank... A satellite image of the Adriatic Sea. ...


Tim Severin (The Ulyssess Voyage) identifies the island of Paxos in the Ionian Sea near the Greek coast as Aeaea. Tim Severin was born in India in 1940. ... The natural port of Gaios, created by the islet Pontikonisi (center) resembles a fjord. ... The Ionian Sea. ...


Iman Wilkens (Where Troy Once Stood) identifies the island of Schouwen at the delta formed by the rivers Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt as Aeaea. Where Troy Once Stood is a book by Iman Wilkens that deals with basic belief in Classical History: the assumption that Troy was in Turkey and that the Iliad and Odyssey are of Greek origin. ... Schouwen-Duiveland is a municipality and an island in the southwestern Netherlands. ... It has been suggested that River Rhine Pollution: November 1986 be merged into this article or section. ... The Meuse(Maas) at Maastricht Length 925 km Elevation of the source 409 m Average discharge 230 m³/s Area watershed 36 000 km² Origin France Mouth Hollands Diep Basin countries France - Belgium - Netherlands The Meuse (Dutch Maas) is a large European river rising in France, flowing through Belgium and... The Scheldt (Dutch: Schelde, French Escaut) is a 350 km[1] long river in northern France, western Belgium and the southwestern part of the Netherlands. ...



Places visited by Odysseus in Odyssey
Ismaros - The island of Lotophagi - The island of Polyphemus - Aiolia - Telepylos - Aeaea
The Underworld - The Sirens - Scylla and Charybdis - Thrinacia - Ogygia - Scheria - Ithaca

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CIRCE : Greek goddess, witch of Aeaea ; mythology ; pictures : KIRKE (11235 words)
KIRKE (or Circe) was a goddess Pharmakeia (Witch or Sorceress) who lived with her Nymphai attendants on the mythical island of Aiaia.
135.) She lived in the island of Aeaea; and when Odysseus on his wanderings came to her island, Circe, after having changed several of his companions into pigs, became so much attached to the unfortunate hero, that he was induced to remain a whole year with her.
At length, when he wished to leave her, she prevailed upon him to descend into the lower world to consult the seer Teiresias.
Circe, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com (1845 words)
The witch Circe, whose hair resembled flames, lived in Aeaea, an island which could be located off the western or eastern coast of Italy, where she was brought by her father Helius.
It was in great despair and exhaustion that Odysseus and his crew arrived to Aeaea, for they had barely escaped the Cyclops Polyphemus 2, and the cannibals in the land of the Laestrygonians.
At night, Odysseus and Circe retired, and before his departure the day after, she described for him the dangers that still awaited, instructing him as how to avoid the SIRENS and still listen to their enchanting song, and warning him, among other things, about the rocks that are the abode of Scylla 1 and Charybdis.
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