- a division of ancient Greece, in the SW Peloponnesus: an important center of Mycenaean culture.
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Traveling alone, each member of the Crypteia would inevitably cross the Taygetos [mountain] range and slip into Messenia.Persian Fire and Rubicon (Full)
September 23, 2012
Messenia was at this time ruled by Melanthus, a descendant of Neleus.
Melanthus and his race were thus foreigners in Messenia and were unpopular.
And with this tragedy ends all we need to tell about the first champion of Messenia.
But Messenia was doomed by the gods, and no man could avert its fate.
But in Messenia grew the wild Fig, which was also called tragos.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
- the southwestern area of the Peloponnese in S Greece