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In Greek mythology, Lampetia ("shining") was the daughter of Helios and Neaera; she was the personification of light. With her sister, Phaethusa, she guarded the cattle of Thrinacia. She told her father when Odysseus' men tried to steal his cattle. Her father then sent a lightning bolt down killing all of Odysseus' men

Odyssey XII, 375.

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LAMPETIA and PHAETHUSA : Epimelid nymphs of Thrinacia Island ; Greek mythology : NEAIRIDES, PHAETHOUSA
They cared for their father's sacred herds on the island of Thrinakie: Lampetia with a silver crock in hand tended the sheep flocks, and Phaethousa with a copper staff the cattle.
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Lampetia Villas are located in Santorini, the most fascinating island of the Cyclades, that was once called “Kallisti” meaning the Most Beautiful of all!!!
Lampetia daughter of the Sun, according to mythology gave her name to the resort complex of our Villas, located 250 mtrs above the sea at the edge of the Caldera providing magnificent views over the Aegean.
Lampetia Villas consist of 8 spacious houses, some of them split onto two floors, and each with private balcony.
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