The mythical island where King Aeolus guarded over the winds and kept them locked in a cave. It was regarded as a rocky floating island. All around it is a wall of unbreakable bronze.

Aeolia was sometimes identified as the island of Strongyle (Stromboli) and sometimes as the island of Lipari.



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