The historian and archaeologist Mustapha Ouachi noticed that the city Tangier is geographically related to its myth. The mother of Antaeus was the goddess of the Earth whereas the father of Antaeus was Poseidon who was the god of the sea, according to the Berber legend. In addition, Herodotus considered Poseidon as an ancient Libyan god that was adopted by the ancient Greeks.
The Berbers believed, according to Plutarch, that Heracles consorted with Tinjis after the death of Antaeus and fathered Sufax. According to their myth, Sufax has built the city "Tangier" (which was known as Tingis in the ancient sources) and named it after his mother.
In fact, Tangier is believed to have been built by Berbers. It was an important city in an early short-lived kingdom, which is known as Mauretania. The latter was founded by the king Syphax who has a similar name to the mythical king and founder of Tangier: Sufax.
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