And a spring Amymone is also pointed out near Lerne.
And Lake Lerne, the scene of the story of the Hydra, lies in Argeia
and the Mycenaean territory;
and on account of the cleansings that take place in it there arose a proverb,
"A Lerne of ills." Now writers agree that the county has plenty of water, and
that, although the city itself lies in a waterless district, it has an abundance
of wells. These wells they ascribe to the daughters of Danaus, believing that
they discovered them; and hence the utterance of this verse,
"The daughters of Danaus rendered Argos, which was waterless, Argos the well watered;"
but they add that four of the wells not only were designated as sacred but are especially revered, thus introducing the false notion that there is a lack of water where there is an abundance of it.(Strabo 8.6.8)
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