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Mountain in SW Boeotia sacred to the Muses. It overlooks Lake Copais to the NE and the Corinthian gulf to the SW. Its most famous feature is the Valley of the Muses, the site of Ascra, the unbeloved home of Hesiod. Thespiae celebrated a festival of the Muses, and the oldest tripod dedicated was reputedly that of Hesiod. Above the Grove of the Muses was Hippocrene, a fountain supposedly created when Bellerophon's horse struck the ground with his hoof.

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