18 Şubat 2020 Salı


Priapos: On a small headland called Karabiga, in the Western corner of the Gulf of Erdek, lies an ancient ramparts, identified with the ancient city of Priapos, who was worshipped there. Priapos, a son of Dionysus and Aphrodit, was the rustic and the phallic god of gardens and regarded as the promoter of fertility both of the vegetation and of all animals.  The town produced fine wine in the 5th century BC, whence he was also honoured as the protector of the vine. In 334 BC, the town surrendered to Alexander the Great without contest, prior to the Battle of Granicus. Excavation works have been carried out sporadically in the vicinity of Karabiga. The ruins are scattered around the area.