Where was Hellespont in Ancient Greece?


Where was Hellespont in Ancient Greece?

Greek Legend:

The name Hellespont translates to 'the Sea of Helle'. According to Greek legend, Helle was a girl, and she and her brother, Phrixus, escaped human sacrifice with the help of a golden-fleeced ram. During the escape, Helle fell into the waters that became known as Hellespont.

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Hellespont was the name of a narrow water passage that connects the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara. It is currently known as the Dardanelles and is...

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