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In Greek mythology, Balius and Xanthus were two immortal horses of Poseidon's which he gave to Peleus. The were the offspring of the harpy Podarge and either Zeus or Zephyrus.


During the Trojan War, Xanthus was rebuked by Achilles for allowing Patroclus to be killed. Xanthus responded by saying that a god had killed Patroclus and a god would soon kill Achilles too. The Erinyes struck the horse dumb.


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  • Iliartf XVI, 149; XIX, 400.



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Emil Balios, PCA information officer-designate, revealed that PCA is now working on a memorandum of agreement with local government units to allow about 25 to 28 hectares of and in their respective areas to be planted with coconut.
Balios said bigger areas for nurseries and plantations are needed to reach the target.
Balios also said that issuance of cutting permits is now done in their provincial office.
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