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Hera
The goddess Hera was massively worshiped on Samos as proved by the glorious ancient temple on the island. According to the Greek mythology, Hera was born and raised is Samos, where Zeus also proposed to her. There is a myth according to which Hera washed her hair in the river Parthenos. This is why many ancient texts refer to Samos as “Parthenia”.
Agaios
Agaios was, according to mythology, the first king of Samos. He had his own vines but was very cruel to his slaves. One of his slaves put a curse on him: that he would never drink the wines produced in his vineyards. So, Agaios called this slave, when the wine was produced, and ironically told him that he was about to drink wine from his own production. Agaios did not get the chance to drink the wine, because a wild boar was destroying his vines and he went to fight against him but he was killed.
 
Another version of the myth suggests that the boar was sent by goddess Artemis, who was mad because Agaios did not offer her his wine. 


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