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Chapter 4: Aphrodite on Kythera

Many thanks to Peter Vanges and the Kytherian Association of Australia for their kind permission to reproduce this excerpt from Kythera, a History (1993), a hard cover book which is still available from the Association. For the contact information, please see the Associations section under "Culture".

The introduction by the Phoenicians of the worship of Astarte (Aphrodite) to the island is of great importance. The historian Herodotus says that the cult of Aphrodite was ...

117:History > General History

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Chapter 3: The Early Years

Many thanks to Peter Vanges and the Kytherian Association of Australia for their kind permission to reproduce this excerpt from Kythera, a History (1993), a hardcover book which is still available from the Association. For the contact information, please see the Associations section under "Culture".

The traditional land of the Hellenes had no specific borders as we understand them today. It had few plains and no large rivers; but it did have distinct mountain ranges that ...

113:History > General History

submitted by Site Administrator on 27.06.2003

Chapter 2: Mythology

Many thanks to Peter Vanges and the Kytherian Association of Australia for their kind permission to reproduce this excerpt from Kythera, a History (1993), which is still available from the Association. For the contact information, please see the Associations section under "Culture".


In Theogonia, Hesiod gives us a graphic description of how Kythera came to be known as the birth place of Aphrodite. In the beginning there were Uranus and Gaea, the gods of Heaven ...

112:History > General History

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Chapter 1: About Kythera

Many thanks to Peter Vanges and the Kytherian Association of Australia for their kind permission to reproduce this excerpt from Kythera, a History (1993), which is still available from the Association. For the contact information, please see the Associations section under "Culture".


No one will ever be able to pinpoint the exact time that humans first inhabited the island known to us by the name Porphyris, Porphyrousa, Scottera, Cerigo or Kythera.

49:History > General History

submitted by Site Administrator on 08.06.2003

Summary of Kytherian Chronology

Many thanks to Peter Vanges and the Kytherian Association of Australia for their kind permission to reproduce this excerpt from Kythera, a History (1993), which is still available from the Association. For the contact information, please see the Associations section under "Culture".

3,000 B.C.
Evidence of organised life on the island with trade connections with Crete.

2,000 B.C.
Cretan civilisation at its peak. City of Skandia ...