Heraklion, Greece

June 14, 2017

The eleventh labour of Herakles was to steal the golden apples from the garden of Hesperides. The trees were a gift from Gaia to Hera and Zeus for their wedding and their golden fruits were able to give immortality to those that eat them. This garden was thought to be located at the Iberian peninsula where today Portugal is. That's why in modern Greek the golden apples or oranges are called with the word 'portokali' which means 'something from Portugal'

Photo taken at Heraklion, Greece


  1. Comment by cpc.47

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    cpc.47 Reply June 14, 2017 at 12:27


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    ivanasataric Reply June 14, 2017 at 16:20

    I knew about portokal but not the whole story, so nice of you for giving us all the facts

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    alevtinasadkova Reply June 14, 2017 at 19:38

    Storeys of antique Greece! Love it too much!

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