Witenwasserenstock

The Witenwasserenstock (see Media (“Witenwasserenstock” 2017)) is a peak between the Swiss cantons of Valais and Uri, located in the Lepontine Alps. Close to the summit lies the tripoint border between the cantons of Valais, Uri and Ticino and the triple watershed of the Rhine, Po and Rhône basins . . . (Read More). The mighty goddess Hera could have been perched on the Witenwasserenstock, itself a mighty peak (3,082 m), when she descended (line 640) to warn the Argonauts about venturing further North and the river systems that seems to pass close to it make it feasible for the Argonauts to find their way across Middle Europe; see the notes ad loc. for more.

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