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Island in the northern Ægean Sea, along the coast of Thracia
Thasos owed its name to the mythological hero Thasus, a son of the Phoenician king Agenor, and brother of Cadmus, Cilix , Phoenix and Europa. It is while running after his sister Europa, abducted by Zeus to become the mother of the Cretan king Minos, that Thasus eventually settled in the island to which he gave his name.