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A mountain, 1,410 m (4,623 ft) high, of southeast Greece. It was considered sacred to Dionysus and the Muses.
References in classic literature ?
494: They say that Teiresias saw two snakes mating on Cithaeron and that, when he killed the female, he was changed into a woman, and again, when he killed the male, took again his own nature.
So when in time a son was born the infant's feet were riveted together and he was left to die on Mount Cithaeron.
Regarding the discovery of that baby on Cithaeron, the Corinthian immediately (and perhaps suspiciously) clarifies one significant point of his custodial narrative: that although he described Oedipus as having been "found," it was not he who found the foundling.