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Ancient Greek and Roman Myths Notes


Hesperides were the nymphs of the Setting Sun. According to different legends they were the daughters of Zeus and Themis, of Phorcys and Ceto, and finally of Atlas. Their main function was to guard the garden of gods where the golden apples grew.
See: Sir Edward Burne-Jones The Garden of Hesperides.

Ancient Greek and Roman Myths Index

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