Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Strange Prophesy Fulfilled

Following the Battle of Salamis wreckage from sunken Persian ships was blown westward and washed up onto the Attican shoreline at a place Herodotus calls “Colias”.

The locals were amazed when they realized the debris fulfilled what had previously been a mysterious prophesy. A soothsayer named Lysistratus had years earlier predicted that someday “The Colian women will cook their food with oars”

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