There is a particular feature of the Calabrian countryside and it is the power to create optical illusions.
Something you might say that is related to the earth's magnetic field. It is just that light and colours take on a somewhat metallic tone in certain sunsets so that the most commonplace views take on a hallucinatory air, a kind of tension.
You can understand how the Ancient Greeks reacted to these enchantments giving them a sculptured form, populating these places with demigods and myths.
Vanni Zannella, "Conterie e note di viaggio"