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Ida


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A mountain in central Crete, the highest peak in the island associated in classical times with the god Zeus, who is said in some legends to have been born in a cave there.

Ida was also the name of a range of mountains in southern Phrygia where Paris of Troy was exposed as a child, in an attempt to avert the destruction he was prophesied to bring on Troy; he was brought up by shepherds there.


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