Adventure, Ancient Civilisations, Ancient Greece, Ancient Legends, Archaeology, Creative Writing, Heracles, Heraeiclon/Thonis, Literature, Lost City, Zeus
Heracles First Footstep on Egyptian soil was
somewhat Earth breaking. Shattering
much. Earth. Much of Earth was so broken then to erect
a Great Temple in
veneration. Thereof. To Heracles. His Foot as well. Well as
His Demi-God other bits. Too. To
Heracleion, the City. Nomen Greek thereof.
Thonis in Egyptian vernacular. Thus be.
East of Canopus where it branches off. Of and from The River
Nile in and of
Our World. Legends
from those Ancient Greeks. Of Yore. Do say and so. Some
more. Also. Also
You nor i, Shiro can set Foot on or in this Famed City of Yore. Never. Ever…
Unless enwrapped in a Wet-suit. That is. That is
for. This City of Demi-God
means and are the Ways to go. Into. Thereof. Now.
His Lost City.
Sits on Earth. No mores. Moreover
Heracles, son of Alcmena and Zeus. Zeus, being divinely
In order to Father this herculean Hero. Faked it. Disguised
himself as a Father.
Alcmena’s Husband-Amphitryon that is. To fool
the Mortal Alcmena
with those o so shapely and turned Ankles. That turned. Zeus.
and with such divine and benevolent acts of sharing. Wholly
upset that Holy
as well. Well as then
being the Wife of Zeus, she was left off that particular Party
not disguised. Had a bit of a turn, Herself it seems. Simply
refused to give any
step-motherly Love. Therein. At
All. To Heracles. Any mores.
Nothing much said it turns out, about the shape of Her
Ankles either. Hera
that is. Is that
then, to find too. To thus and so Alcmena, the daughter
Grand-daughter of Heroic Perseus and Andromeda
was really not impressed
with the under-handed and roving Hands,
Godly attractions She had. Attracted so zeusly. Zealously
as well. Well as
trying to so… sort the meanderings and meanings
of the Heavenlies:
Hero Heracles… has Four Parents. Two Human. Two Divine.
Amphitryon and Alcmena, King and Queen, Mortal, Mother
Cousins and Grand-children of Perseus, Zeus son…
with Zeus as the Biological Father… Hera
as the snotty, step-Mum.
Not only such convolutions in this twisted Fam. Tree… for
this and that
Divine acts means:
Zeus is now a… Great-great-Grand-Father-in-law.?.
Holy high jinks it seems. In deed.
Anyways, those Lineage Ways sort out is sorta waywards.
Heracles, after a lil’ lag of Mothers Love earned the
herculean nomen given.
The “… Glory of Hera…” ’tis Heracles.
In Greek. Of Yore.
In Rome of then. Hercules.
Deeds done Demi-God style are many and oft. Not necessarily divine.
But Deeds done lots and well. Done. Lots Like; Belows.
In deed indeed:
- ♦ Still in His Cot. Serpent Strangler x2.
- ♦ Murdered Wife and Children. 12 Years Sentence served. Service
in the Camp of His Rival, Eurystheus.
- ♦ Stalking, Hunting, Lion Strangler of Nemea.
- ♦ Stalking, Hunting, Head Lopper of the Hydra, Water Snake of Lerna.
- ♦ Stalking, Hunting, Capturing. The Erymanthian Boar.
- ♦ Stalking, Hunting, Capturing. The Arcadian Stag of Artemis.
- ♦ Routing, Destroying a Flock of Killer Birds at Lake Stymphalis.
- ♦ Stalking, Hunting, Capturing, Carrying off the White Cretan Bull Father of
that and this amazing Minotaur of Maze. Belows. Imaged. Statuette.
- ♦ Stalking, Herding, Feeding the flesh eating Mares of Diomedes.
With Diomedes. Flesh.
- ♦ Stalking, Capturing the Girdle of Hippolyte, Queen of the Amazons.
For the Daughter of Rival Eurystheus.
- ♦ Stalking, Hunting the Geryon, a Triple Bodied Beastie who kept a Herd of
Oxen. For snacking thereof.
Killing the above Giant Herdsman, Shepherd Eurytion and His Dog. Also.
The Twin-Headed Orthrus. Lost both. Heads that day.
Heracles took the Oxen as well. Well as
- ♦ Finding, Freeing Prometheus.
Helping Atlas bear such Worldly weights. For a lil’ while He bore.
The Our World. Legends recall for which. He. Heracles
did so receive this and those heroic
Golden Apples of Hesperides as bare reward. For that
- ♦ Stalking, Capturing, Carrying the Three-headed Cerberus
back and downs too. To and fro it’s then Master, Hades. Belows. Our World.
Hell. In. Our World.
- ♦ Voyaging with Jason and the Argonauts to fleece that Golden Fleece. Aways.
- ♦ Poop clean up at the Stables of Augeas….
3,000 Oxen… First cleanup in 30 Years. Two Rivers of Water diverted
for this doo-doo deed of daggery. In deed. Water Works indeed. Moving.
Heracleion this and that Famed City has moved. Too. To,
Well… Tbh… and Btw’s…
the Waters have actually moved. Over. Over this City. That is.
That is even after such grave Heracled Heroism. A Watery Finale
does and so. Comes to rest.
On the Sea bottom. Floor.
Acted out. For Real. In the Real. In Our World. Legends
Soaking It All In…
and basic Eyesight will and can confirm The City of Heracles
is submerged. In
the Real. In Waters.
Byo Snorkel. To visit, sink or swim. There. Now.
From around the Year 2000 the City has been slowly uncovered. Still
in Waters tho’.
Teams of Divers, Scientists, Historians, Researchers
- co. have brought up much
of a Sunken, Lost and Legendary Lands. Heracles
that is. Is that
finds such as Statues, Potteries, Coins, Lamps, Goblets,
Jars, Incense Burners.
Temples, Rooms, Barges, Coffins, Steles, Helmets, Anchors and
All the Civilised and Essentials thereof. A City. Of Heroes. Heracles.
Partly Marshy Seawaters abound off the Coast of Egypt there.
Nomened now as Abu Qir Bay, approx. 15miles NE of Alexandria.
In… Too Deep.?.
Heracleion/Thonis a Major Port and Emporion as well. Well as
massive Tradings therein
much of the Mediterranean Maritime shipped on by. Night,
Day. Times and Places.
Mentioned oft and so in the Writ of such Greeks of Yore. As
Diodorus. The Ruins appeared first glimpsed from above. A
Plane flying over
revealed structures in and of Belows. Waters. Fascinating
Find. Therein. Using Modern
Mapping, Radar, Sonar and so on, the extent of the City
reveals quite an Urban
Sprawl. The sinking of the Heracles City
seems to have been rather gradual and a
combo of Natural Our World Tectonic and Waters
Movements. Several shifts vis Quakes, Low lying
Land Flooding and so forth. Forthrightly or not. Over
Times and Places.
At a Time and Place in the Mod. Such too can
occur. New Orleans, Venice,
Regions of The Netherlands/China, the Typical
Types with that sinking feeling therein. Thereof in
such Olden Cities;
a City Venetian of Rivers, Lagoons, Ponds and WaterWays. A
Network of such Waters
that wind arounds and too are battled against. In
so many Ways. Satellites have
such Issues as Venice, The City thereof, sunks. Deeper. In.
A sprawling City that more is becoming In rather than
On. Waters inundate. That
is. That is
Why such Legends. Are still ongoing. Helps One
understand the Fates of Heracleion. In
spite of All attempts with available Tech, Minds, Hands
and so forth. Forthrightly
does Mother Nature say. Nay. To
that expansion. Then. Looming Ecological Disasters
and Mishaps also shape
Destiny. Ours. Our
World Legends are oft a Reminder, a wake-up Call. To
this and that.
Destiny, Fates, Life.
CoastLines are a fragile Environ at Times and Places
and any mishap
can affect. Many. Displacement of Peoples
has also been an Undercurrent
in many Tales. Tall and True.
Heroic or not. A
Unique Version of Our World. Legends, History
no longer. Hidden in those shifting and shimmery
Seas of Times and Places. Places such as. The City
Lives On still. Though.
Still Wet. Too. To now and
ask same of You.
If a Coast-Line Liver… wherebys…
The Coast was Living… WHERE YOU ARE…
Would you Flee,.. Fight.?.
…Or… go with the Flow.?.
What To Do.?.
Feel more than Free to freely Share.
Thoughts, Ideas and Views.
Have You prepped such a Plan.?.
Contingencies.?. or just get Ons with Your Life.?.
What… Do You Do When Nature so Calls.?.
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Ways With Words. A Career. Crashed Out.
Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..
i, Shiro that is.
With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.
If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is
To Be So Writ. Herein.