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The Temple of Apollo at Corinth. Photo: Dick Cretcher.

Ephyra (EF-i-ruh). Original name of Corinth. Sisyphus was its founder and first king. Bellerophon was a citizen, although he was exiled for a murder. When he was challenged to fight the Chimaera, he returned to his birthplace and sought out the flying horse Pegasus. He found the winged steed watering at the spring of Peirene, a Corinthian landmark of ancient times. It was said to have been formed from the tears of a mother lamenting the accidental killing of her son by the goddess Artemis.