Friday 1 May 2015


In Greek mythology, Astypalaea was described as the daughter of Phoenix  and Perimede.

                       The sea god,  Poseidon was attracted by Astypalaea stunning beauty and carried her in the form of a winged fish-tailed leopard, to the island, which was named after her, where he seduced her.  Astypalaea gave birth to sons:- Ancaeus, King of Samos, and Eurypylos, King of Kos.


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