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"Let's hope Herakles killed all of the Stymphalian birds."
―Kassandra upon visiting the monument, 420s BCE[src]

The monument

The Stymphalos Armored Bird was a giant tree in the vague shape of a bird, which had been adorned with colossal pieces of armor and metal, located above the village of Stymphalos within the Golden Fields of Arkadia, Greece. The monument commemorated the slaying of the Stymphalian birds by Herakles, as the sixth of his twelve labours.

During the Peloponnesian War, the misthios Kassandra visited the site on the request of Artaxerxes I of Persia. There, she recovered a scroll written by the late Athenian generall Themistokles[1]




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