„In gratitude for their kindness, Jason endowed the Hylleans with a tripod, originally a gift to him from Apollo, which protects their country against invaders to this very day. They buried it for safe-keeping deep under the city of Hyllus, where it still lies hidden.“
The Argonautica is a Greek epic poem written by Apollonius Rhodius in the 3rd century BC. The only surviving Hellenistic epic, the Argonautica tells the myth of the voyage of Jason and theArgonauts to retrieve the Golden Fleece from remote Colchis.
What is interesting in the story itself, is the city of Hyllus. The city, country and people took their name from Hyllus, a son of Heracles and the water nymph Melite.
And where is Hyllus exactly? Well, today, it represents only a myth told by the great Apollonius. But location itself does exist.
Croatia, Dalmatia, in between city of Split and Šibenik. Small, but with so much history and stories hidden behind. There are so many
people in the world who do not know even where Republic of Croatia is. Would they be surprised knowing what secrets this country is hiding?
I was born here, and it is mystery also to me. So, I am going back to the past to experience that amazing life Hylleans for sure had.
Who were they? What was their life like? What did they leave to us? Do they still exist?
Back from the ancient Greece to 21st century, walk with them has to be interesting. 🙂