The most significant site of worship on the acropolis, the temple was known for its caryatids and was dedicated to the Greek gods Poseidon and Athena. In addition, it was also dedicated to Erechtheus and Kekrops, two legendary kings of Athens, the latter of which was said to have been buried beneath the portico. The Olive Tree of Athena was located west of the temple.
Behind the scenes
The Erechtheion is a landmark in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, situated on the Akropolis Sanctuary. The temple is an anachronism in the game as construction of the temple only began in 421 BCE, a year after the game's conclusion, and completed in 406 BCE.