Arcadia

Arcadia

Arcadia

Arcadia is the name of a region in modern-day Greece, but it was also a place of reference in ancient Greek mythology. It was located in the Peloponnese, and was considered to be a wilderness in which the god Pan resided, along with dryads, nymphs and other spirits. It was believed that it was a utopic place, where inhuman creatures dwelled. Hermes, the god of thievery and the messenger of the other gods, would be seen roaming in the region, while Atalanta, a mythical heroine who participated in the hunt for the Calydonian Boar and managed to kill it, was the daughter of the king of Arcadia.

See Also: Pan, Hermes, Atalanta, Calydonian Boar

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