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Both are so-named because Thessaly was held to be the earlier homeland of the Aeolian people, but during the Dorian Invasion they fled across the Aegean Sea to Anatolia and founded Aeolis there. Aeolis (Aiolis) or Aeolia (Aiolia) was an area in west and northwest Asia Minor, mostly along the coast and offshore islands (particularly Lesbos), where the Aeolian Greek city-states were located. ... Anatolia and Europe Anatolia (Turkish: from Greek: Ανατολία - Anatolia) is a peninsula of Western Asia which forms the greater part of the Asian portion of Turkey, as opposed to the European portion (Thrace, or traditionally Rumelia). ... Map showing Thessaly periphery in Greece Thessaly (Θεσσαλια; modern Greek Thessalía; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is one of the 13 peripheries of Greece, and is further sub-divided into 4 prefectures. ... The Greek Dark Ages (ca. ... Aeolian means related to, caused by, or carried by the wind; see eolian. ... This article or section should be merged with Dorian The Dorian invasion is one of the theories advanced to explain the decline of the Mycenaean civilization in ancient Greece. ... Look up Aegean Sea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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Aeolus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (781 words)
He is described as the ruler of Aeolia (later called Thessaly) and held to be the founder of the Aeolic branch of the Greek/Hellenic nation.
This Æolus lived on the floating island of Aeolia and was visited by Odysseus and his crew in the Odyssey.
They were blown back to Aeolia, where Æolus refused to provide any further help.
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Aeolia is an island that floats whimsically on the sea with no fixed location; it bobbers wherever the winds blow it.
Back on Aeolia, a devastated Odysseus humbly approaches Aeolus once again for a second wind, but Aeolus declines: If the gods detest you that much pal, you’re not getting any help from me. Aeolus doesn’t need a weatherman to know which way the winds are blowing.
Aeolia is an ideal place for innovation and improvisation, for taking risks and for experimenting with new ideas.
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