Zeus is Born: in the Dikteon Cave – 3988 BC

Zeus

Zeus was the Greek god of the sky and thunder. He was the ruler of the Olympian gods.

Born on Earth to escape being swallowed up alive by his father Cronus?

Born in the Dikteon Cave

Human presence in this cave dates back as far back as 6000 years ago. – Ancient Aliens of History Channel – Aliens, Gods, and Heroes.

“The archaeological finds to date have shown uninterrupted human presence in the Dikteon Cave from the end of the Neolithic period onwards, i.e. for the last 6,000 years.

It may have been inhabited and used for burials, but it certainly operated as a cult centre from the Minoan to the Archaic Period (2000-700 BC), while worship at the cave continued sporadically until Roman times (1st c. BC-1st c. AD), with periods of flowering and relative decline.

From the 16th century AD to 1883, the Dikteon Cave was used as a shelter by local shepherds and hunters.

The significance of the cave as a major cult cave of antiquity was discovered by chance, as is usually the case, in 1883. In 1886 the Italian archaeologist Federico Halbherr carried out the first, small-scale excavations. “

- found at http://www.explorecrete.com/archaeology/dikteon-andron-cave.html

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