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Guinea fowl are mentioned in Greek mythology. Meleagros was the son of Oeneus, King of Calydon. According to legend, upon his death, his sisters were transformed into guineafowl. Source
Athena served as a guardian of Athens, where the famous Parthenon served as her temple. The Greek capital is named after her.
Although Hades was a brother to both Zeus and Poseidon, he’s typically not included in lists of the Olympians.
The oldest surviving sources for information on the Greek gods are The Iliad and The Odyssey by the blind poet Homer.
According to Greek mythology, the olive tree was given to Athens by the goddess Athena, and Greece is now the world’s third leading producer of olives.
According to some versions of Greek mythology, Hephaestus aka the God of fire, was the son of Hera alone, who conceived him in order to get back at Zeus for bringing forth Athena from his head.

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Coffee has been an important staple of Austrians since the Turks were forced to retreat in the 17th century and left behind an enormous amount of coffee beans. Coffee houses have become iconic as gathering places for shoppers, businessmen, students, and workers alike. The daily coffee break, known as “jause” usually takes place around 3 in the afternoon when cakes and pastries are also enjoyed.