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They say that the oldest city was founded here by Parnassus, a son of Cleodora, a nymph. Like the other heroes, as they are called, he had two fathers; one they say was the god Poseidon, the human father being Cleopompus. After this Parnassus were named, they say, both the mountain and also the Parnassian glen. Augury from flying birds was, it is said, a discovery of Parnassus. Now this city,Parnassus. Now this city, so the story goes on, was flooded by the rains that fell in the time of Deucalion. Such of the inhabitants as were able to escape the storm were led by the howls of wolves to safety on the top of PParnassus, being led on their way by these beasts, and on this account they called the city that they founded Lycoreia （Mountainwolf-city）. Another and different legend is current that Apollo had a so
racle in hexameter verse:—At close quarters a grievous arrow shall Apollo shootAt the spoiler of Parnassus; and of his blood-guiltThe Cretans shall cleanse his hands; but the renown shall never