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A guide at the cave on Mount Dicte where Zeus was born.

Dicte (DIK-tee). Cretan mountain, site of the cave in which Zeus was born. Here he was sheltered from his father Cronus, who intended to eat him like he had swallowed all his siblings. When Zeus grew up, he gave his father a potion which made Cronus vomit up his brothers and sisters. Guides at the cave today shine their flashlights to reveal the shadow of the sleeping infant Zeus.