… Among the few survivors affrighted and fleeing at end of the Trojan War was Prince Bianor, who on trying to avoid the massacre, turned his steps toward the harbor, hoping to board some ship and leave the country.

On finding none, he took his way to Greece and thence to Albania, where he founded a kingdom. At time of his death, his son Tiberis succeeded him on the throne. Tiberis then had two sons, Tiberis and Bianor. The first son was legitimate by the father's wife, and the second son was a natural child born of a lovely village girl named Mantua.

Trying to avoid problems of royal succession in his kingdom, Tiberis endowed his son Bianor and the village girl Mantua with fabulous wealth. Then he exiled them from his kingdom; they traveled on toward Italy.

Once in Italy, and in the north of that country, this village girl Mantua herself founded the city of Manto, today known as Mantova.

When Bianor attained his maturity, he came under the influence of dreams in which the god Apollo appeared and Apollo counseled him to reject the kingship his mother was offering him. He did refuse the kingship and he then decided to depart with his followers to lands far away where sinks the sun in the west.

Before his departure, and by counsel of his mother, Bianor took the prefix "Ocno" before his name, which means, "the gift to see the future in one's dreams."

His journey, which lasted about ten years, was broken when one night the god Apollo again appeared to him, telling him that in that very place he must found a new city, to which he would have to give his life as an offering.

When Ocno awoke from the dream, he saw with surprise a beautiful land, at peace, rich in groves of oak and madroño trees, and an abundance of water. Near this place some shepherds were tending their flocks; generous, amiable people, these shepherds, who called themselves "The Carpetanos," or "those who have no city," and who indeed were hoping for a sign from the gods to show where they might establish their land.

Ocno told his people about his dream and at that very place the people began to construct a wall, houses, a palace and a temple.When their city was complete and they were about to consecrate it to the gods, conflict arose, for while some were loyal devotees of the god Apollo, others were not.

Ocno, in another of his dreams, again called on Apollo, beseeching the god to resolve the conflict.

Apollo appeared once again to Ocno, and directed him in two important ways: the first was that the city should be consecrated to the goddess "Metragirta," called also "Cibeles, goddess of the earth, a daughter of Saturn. Apollo's second message was that now had arrived the moment when Ocno must offer his own life to calm discord and save the city.

On waking from his dream, Ocno retold the message of Apollo to his followers, and then ordered that a deep pit be dug. When this was done, he threw himself into it, and the people covered the opening of the pit with an enormous engraved stone.

All his people then gathered nearby while they prayed and intoned funeral songs. This continued until the very last night of that moon, when a terrible storm came up and from the peaks of the Guadarramas, the goddess Cibeles descended on a nebulous trail, and she pulled Ocno up from his tomb and caused him to disappear.

From that time, the city has been given the name of the goddess "Metragirta." Then, later it became "Magerit," and finally, to Madrid, "city of men without a country."

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