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Vesuvius Legend

Once upon a time, a centaur named Vesuvius met

 

a young mermaid named Parthenope. 
 

Eros, the god of love, saw an opportunity and

 

threw his dart making the two fall madly in love

 

with each other.

 

Vesuvius and Parthenope love was euphoric

 

and they fell more and more in love with each

 

other as days went by. Zeus, the powerful god,

 

became  jealous as he was also in love with

 

Parthenope. His jealousy drove him to separate

 

the two. Zeus turned Vesuvius into a volcano that

 

sat at the edge of the Gulf. This way Parthenope

 

could still always see him. This broke

 

Parthenope heart, she couldn't live without

 

Vesuvius. Parthenope was love sick and

 

eventually took her own life. She washed up to

the island of Megaride and her body took the

 

shape the beautiful city of Naples. To this day,

 

Vesuvius watches over his beloved Parthenope,

 

the city of Naples.