Twin symbols - the golden dome with its statue of the Virgin Mary, and the steeple of Sacred Heart Basilica - define Notre Dame's skyline and its Catholic character.
Argos (Greek: Άργος, "Árgos,") is a city in Greece in the Peloponnese near Nafplio, which was its historic harbor, named for Nauplius. Name: The region of Argos is called the Argolid. The inhabitants of Argos were called Αργεῖοι, "Argīvī" in Latin, hence they are called Argives in English. The name is pre-Greek ("Pelasgian"), as is the name of its acropolis, Larissa. Aitiology derives it from a mythological founder, Argos son of Zeus and Niobe (see also Danaus). History: Ancient Argos: A Neolithic settlement was located near the central sanctuary of Argolis, removed 45 stadia from Argos, closer to Mycenae. The sanctuary was dedicated to "Argivian Hera". The main festival of that temple were the Hekatombaia, one of the major festivals of Argos itself. Walter Burkert ("Homo necans", p. 185) connected the festival to the myth of the slaying of Argus Panoptes by Hermes. There have been speculations that Hermes' epitheton "Argeiphontes", which was understood as "Argus-slayer" very early, ... Read more about Argos on Wikipedia