Cost-cutting in the ancient world

Hera can no longer afford the dragon and has installed security cameras to stop the Hesperides stealing her golden apples. (Pomegranates, actually, which I believe some people also view as possible candidates. On this walk.)

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Last updated 06/03/2019

This post pre-dates my organ-grinding days, and may be imported from elsewhere.

Apples (1):

Atlas (1): An atlas is a collection of maps; it is typically a bundle of maps of Earth or a region of Earth. Atlases have traditionally been bound into book form, but today many atlases are in multimedia formats.

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Gaia (1): In Greek mythology, Gaia, also spelled Gaea, is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities.

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Hera (1): Hera is the goddess of women, marriage, family, and childbirth in ancient Greek religion and myth, one of the Twelve Olympians and the sister-wife of Zeus.

Hercules (1): Hercules is a Roman hero and god.

Hesperides (1): In Greek mythology, the Hesperides are the nymphs of evening and golden light of sunsets, who were the "Daughters of the Evening" or "Nymphs of the West".

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Natural history (512): Natural history is the research and study of organisms including animals, fungi and plants in their environment, leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study.

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Pomegranate (2):

Scrumping (1):

Vilafranca del Penedès (6): Vilafranca del Penedès, or simply Vilafranca, is the capital of the comarca of the Alt Penedès in Catalonia, Spain.

Walking (278):

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Zeus (2): Zeus is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who rules as king of the gods of Mount Olympus.


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