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The Site of Iphigenia's Sacrifice

The Site of Iphigenia's Sacrifice, within the Cursed Land of Oedipous in Boeotia, is a place of great significance in Greek mythology.

According to legend, this was where King Agamemnon of Mycenae attempted to appease the goddess of the hunt, Artemis, after his fleet was immobilized by her on the way to attack Troy. To this end, Agamemnon thought to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia. At the last minute, a goddess took pity on Iphigenia and substituted a doe in the young girl's place, saving her life and making her a priestess.[1]

During the Peloponnesian War, the site was visited by the Spartan misthios Kassandra.[2]



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