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Others, however, say that the island was not taken in his way, but that Solon first received this oracle from the god at Delphi:—

The tutelary heroes of the land where once they lived, with sacred rites
Propitiate, whom the Asopian plain now hides in its bosom;
There they lie buried with their faces toward the setting sun.
Thereupon Solon sailed by night to the island and made sacrifices to the heroes Periphemus and Cychreus.

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