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In Greek mythology, Queen Rhodope of Thrace was the wife of Haemus. He was vain and haughty and compared himself and Rhodope to Zeus and Hera. They changed him into mountains (Mt. Balkan[?] and Mt. Despoto[?], respectively).

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