France, 1976, 1.40 Fr. 13. multicoloured
Stanley Gibbons: 2142
Yvert et Tellier: 1906
According to Greek mythology, Pyrene was a nymph. She was the daughter of King Bebrycius and a lover of Hercules. She bore a serpent and became so terrified that she fled to the woods where she died. Hercules created a tomb for her by piling up rocks thus forming the mountain range of the Pyrenees, named after her.