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Mythology

According to mythology God Pan fell in love with Pitys who was a nymph of the mountains. She liked Pan as well but she was afraid of Voreas (strong wind) who was madly in love with her and wouldn’t let anyone else have her. When Pitis embraced Pan, the cold and cruel Voreas took her away and threw her into a gorge. Mother Titan Gaia took pity of her and Pan and transformed her into a pine tree (“pitys” in ancient Greek).

That’s the mythology that wraps the story of the pine tree, named “pitys” in ancient Greek, which overwhelm the island of Spetses.


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