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Tiryns  (TIR-inz)

Ancient Greek city. Some said the huge stones of its walls could only have been put in place by Heracles, whose myth is associated with the city. Heracles would have been king of Tiryns had not Hera delayed his birth. So his cousin Eurystheus received the crown in the hero's stead, in accordance with a promise made by Zeus.
The walls of ancient Tiryns were said to be "Cyclopean" because they could only have been put in place by giants - or a hero like Hercules. (zoom)