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Greece, explore your senses ....

Greece, explore your senses ....
70,000 tonnes of rotting garbage have built up on the streets. (Athens, MAR 2008)

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Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
The Fifth Labour of Heracles

The fifth of the Twelve Labours set to Herakles/Hercules was to clean the Augean stables in a single day. The reasoning behind this being set as a labour was twofold: firstly, all the previous labours exalted Heracles in the eyes of the people and this one would surely degrade him; secondly, as the livestock were a divine gift to Augeas they were immune from disease and thus the amount of dirt and filth amassed in the uncleaned stables made the task surely impossible. However, Heracles succeeded by rerouting the rivers Alpheus and Peneus to wash out the filth.
Augeas was irate because he had promised Heracles one-tenth of his cattle if the job was finished in one day. He refused to honour the agreement, and Heracles killed him after having completed the tasks and gave his kingdom to Augeas' son, Phyleus, who had been exiled for supporting Heracles against his father.
The success of this labor was ultimately discounted because the rushing waters had done the work of cleaning the stables and because Hercules was paid.
10 years ago.
Adam *
Adam *
Very good!
10 years ago.
Pekai
Pekai
Ich glaube da müsste der Herakles mal bestellt werden ;-)
10 years ago.
Anne Kunz
Anne Kunz
Needing Hercules there?

The mother nature thanked the recycling of all waste that is possible.
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Anne Kunz
Yes, indeed!
10 years ago.
Ragnheidur
Ragnheidur
Nice story - I was wondering why you were posting those pictures :o)
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Ragnheidur
Pictures are showing not only marvelous sunsets and smiling happy people.....
A dime has two faces.
10 years ago. Edited 10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
Konjunktur und Konsum Society....
10 years ago.