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LEFKTRA (Ancient city) MESSINIA
On the acropolis is a sanctuary and image of Athena.
There is a temple and grove of Eros in Leuctra. Water flows through the grove in winter-time, but the leaves which are shaken from the trees by the wind would not be carried away by the water even in flood.
The inhabitants honor Asclepius most of the gods. There is a stone statue of Asclepius.
There is a stone statue of Asclepius, and of Ino in another place.
There are wooden images of Apollo Carneius according to the same custom that prevails among the Lacedaemonians of Sparta.
I record an event which I know to have taken place in my time on the coast of Leuctra. A fire carried by the wind into a wood destroyed most of the trees, and when the place showed bare, a statue of Zeus of Ithome was found to have been dedicated there. The Messenians say that this is evidence that Leuctra was formerly a part of Messenia. But it is possible, if the Lacedaemonians originally lived in Leuctra, that Zeus of Ithome might be worshipped among them.
This extract is from: Pausanias, Description of Greece. Harvard University Press
Cited Aug 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.
Also a temple and statue have been erected to Cassandra the daughter of Priam, called Alexandra by the natives.
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