This is a 105 m hill that looks like an extension of the Hill of the Muses. From the end of the 6th century BC, it gradually came to be the official location for the meetings of the Athenian popular assembly.
From early antiquity on, this was a site sacred to the Nymphs. Strangely enough, the Nymphs never lost their place in popular legend, unlike the gods of Mt Olympus that Christianity displaced. According to legend, the Nymphs are masters of nature, and also can master the souls, and even the minds of mortals.