The story of the foundation of Ephesus according to the legend
According to ancient historians, the tradition of Ephesus’ founding dates back to before the Ionian invasion. Androclus, the son of Codrus, the fabled King of Athens, consulted the oracle on where to settle or found a settlement, as was usual in ancient times. The solution was simple: “in the location suggested by a fish and a wild boar.” After landing in Anatolia, colonists were camped near there and frying fish. A flaming fish caught fire to a bush, forcing a boar to rush out of the bush and flee. The colonists opted to settle there after remembering the oracle’s remarks.
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