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TAYGETUS (mod. St Elias or Pentedaktylon), the highest mountain ridge in the Peloponnese, separating Laconia from Messenia. Height 7900 ft. The highest point is H. Elias; here horses are said to have been sacrificed to Helios.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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