In the stories of old, Hercules smashed through the Atlas mountains because he did not want to climb it, thereby creating the Strait of Gibraltar and opening up the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. The ancients believed that Hercules stayed in these caves before completing the 11th of the 12th labors imposed on him in a contest of the Greek gods.
It was also long believed that the complex of caves of Hercules were bottomless and that they actually went under the Strait of Gibraltar and connected with Saint Michael’s cave in Gibraltar UK. And that’s how the monkeys ended up in Gibraltar (the Barbary macaques).
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