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When Kyros of Zarax desired the hand of the princess of Arkadia, Atalanta, he sought the advice of his master, Pythagoras. Pythagoras suggested Kyros seek out the abandoned temple of Aphrodite. Kyros did as told, climbing to the highest peak until he passed out in a blizzard. While unconscious, he had a vision of a beautiful woman plucking apples in a garden and then hiding them in the temple.