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Encyclopedia > Haemus Mons

In earlier times the Balkan mountains were known as the Haemus Mons. It is believed that the name is derived from a Thracian word saimon.


According to Ovid's Metamorphoses (6.87), Haemus was a son of king Boreas of Thrace, who was changed into a mountain for the crime of aspiring to divinity.


John Milton's Sylvarum Liber (Naturam non pati senium, v. 29) contains a reference to "lofty Haemus",

Tunc etiam arei divulsis sedibus Hmi
the summit even of lofty Haemus shall crumble;

Alexander Pope mentions Haemus in connection with Orpheus in his Ode for St. Cecilia's Day:

Hark! Haemus resounds with the Bacchanals' cries.

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Haemus Mons - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (200 words)
It is believed that the name is derived from a Thracian word *saimon, 'mountain ridge', which is unattested but conjectured as the original Thracian form of Greek Haimos.
In Greek, the Balkan Peninsula was thus known as the Peninsula of Haemus (Χερσόνησος του Αίμου).
Haemus Mons, See also, Mountain ranges of Europe and Thrace.
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