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.