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Where were the Pillars of Hercules?

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Question: Where were the Pillars of Hercules?
Straits of Gibraltar - 13 (72.2%)
Straits of Dardenelles - 1 (5.6%)
Straits of Bosporus - 1 (5.6%)
in Egypt - 1 (5.6%)
in lower Africa - 0 (0%)
Tunisia-Sicily - 2 (11.1%)
Total Voters: 17

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Qoais
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2008, 02:18:57 am »

Dark 30 - Google Hercules and see what you come up with.

The Pillars as Markers - I agree that they could be natural markers that REPRESENT something.  Like a change from one country to the next, a border, a demarcation that says "past this is unknown" or whatever.  But for a natural formation to be CALLED the Pillars of Hercules, they must obviously, look like something Hercules had erected in the first place.  When I first tipped my toes into this deep water we call Atlantology  Shocked I was pretty light and laid back about it, and I mentioned at AR (to Georgey actually) that even if Hercules was a giant (which he wasn't) that business about the Pillars being his legs was pretty much over the top, since the two sides of Gibrlater are about 14 miles apart.  I mean, the myths were based in SOME reality and to me, it's easier to see the correlation to Hercules legs in the narrow Dardenelle passage, than it is at Gibralter.
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