Mycenae, Agamemnon’s kingdom, is the most important citadel of the late Bronze Age.
A whole era and its civilization has been named after this city and thus it is called Mycenaean period. There are many legends dating back from this period. These legends have long been a source of inspiration for many writers and artists throughout the centuries.
According to the legend, Perseus, Zeus and Danae’s son, was the founder of Mycenae. It is said that Perseus named the city either after the cap (mycēs) of the sheath of his sword, or after a mushroom he found on the site.