Balkans were know as?

The peninsula of southeastern Europe was ka Balkan, from the Turkish word for chain of wooded mountains. It was aka the peninsula of Haemus, from the ancient Greeks. King Haemus and Queen Rhodope dared to try to put themselves on the same level as the ancient Greek father and mother gods. Zeus and Hera weren't in to sharing. So they changed the royal competitors into mountains, to wit Haemus Mons and Rhodope Mountains. Two excellent, reader-friendly sources on the Balkans are Nobel Prize winning author Ivo Andric [October 9, 1892-March 13, 1975], and Ismail Dukudu Kadare [b. January 38, 1936], whose works at least equal Andric's but who has yet to win the Nobel Prize.
The peninsula of southeastern Europe was ka Balkan, from the Turkish word for chain of wooded mountains. It was aka the peninsula of Haemus, from the ancient Greeks. King Haemus and Queen Rhodope dared to try to put themselves on the same level as the ancient Greek father and mother gods. Zeus and Hera weren't in to sharing. So they changed the royal competitors into mountains, to wit Haemus Mons and Rhodope Mountains. Two excellent, reader-friendly sources on the Balkans are Nobel Prize winning author Ivo Andric [October 9, 1892-March 13, 1975], and Ismail Dukudu Kadare [b. January 38, 1936], whose works at least equal Andric's but who has yet to win the Nobel Prize.