Almopians

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Paeonia, tribes and Environs

Almopians or Almopes (Ancient Greek: Ἀλμῶπες or Ἀλμωπεῖς) were an ancient Paeonian[1] tribe. They inhabited the region of Almopia in Lower Macedonia, which was named after the tribe. According to the Greek mythology, the founder of the tribe was thought to be the Giant demigod Almops whom they highly worshiped.

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  1. ^ The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides by Robert B. Strassler, Richard Crawley, and Victor Davis Hanson, 1998, ISBN 0-684-82790-5, page 153: "... of them still live round Physca and the Almopians from Almopia."