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Rock of Kynops

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The '''Rock of Kynops''' refers to a strange looking rock jutting out of the sea in Petra Bay believed to be the petrified body of a satanical wizard by the name of Kynops destroyed during spiritual combat between Kynops and St. [[Apostle John|John the Theologian]]. The story of this combat is attributed to the [[saint]]'s [[disciple]], [[Prochorus]], and contained in an ancient manuscript still kept hidden in the [[monastery]] on [[Patmos]] island.
Today some 200-300 metres from the point where the big ships now dock at Skala, in the dock itself, there exists a red (or orange) buoy to mark the spot where, just beneath the surface, is a submerged rockthat, some people say, is man-shaped and represents the petrified magician.
The locals share the story that during World War II, the Italians sent divers down to dynamite the rock. After several attempts with an extraordinary amount of explosives nothing would have any affect. Fisherman say that any Octopus that is octopus caught near the rock are completely inedible.
==External links==*[http://www.ctsp.co.il/LBS%20pages/LBS_patmos.htm Patmos]*[http://glastonbury-patmos.com/patmos.htm The History of KynopsPatmos]*[http://www.meandertravel.com/biblicalanatolia/biblical_anatolia.php?details=patmos&m={{PatmosKynops}}4&md=sc4 Patmos]
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