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Name of the location (3)

Ancient authors' reports

Pityussa (Pine Island)

Was formerly called Pityussa, as also, it is said, was Chios.


The name Chios, according to some authorities, is of Phoenician origin and means mastic.


Ion the tragic poet says in his history that Poseidon came to the island when it was uninhabited; that there he had intercourse with a nymph, and that when she was in her pains there was a fall of snow ( chion), and that accordingly Poseidon called his son Chios.

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