Incredible pictures of the current #EtnaEruption

#Pindar paints similar pictures in Pythian 1 (20-26)

"snow-covered Aetna, year-round nurse of bitter frost, from whose inmost caves belch forth the purest streams of unapproachable fire.

#Volcano #Etna #GreekPoetry

🧵 1/3 Lava spewing  from the top of snowy Etna (c)
... In the daytime her rivers roll out a fiery flood of smoke, while in the darkness of night the crimson flame hurls rocks down to the deep plain of the sea with a crashing roar ...

#Pindar #Pythian1 20-26

(photo Salvatore Allegra, AP, via @USATODAY)

🧵 2/3 Etna erruption at night - glowing lava flows on the mountain
@USATODAY "... That monster shoots up the most terrible jets of fire; it is a marvellous wonder to see, and a marvel even to hear about when men are present."

Pindar (15-28) tells the myth: buried under the mountain lies the giant Typhon, who tried to overthrow Zeus.
#GreekMythology #Etna Etna spewing thick grey smoke (ash?) from its  top. (c) www.

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