And a funny thing happened when we were walking throught the Jardins de la Palais Royal . . . there's a sculpture exhibition currently on display, stone creations by Vana Xenou, including one that implies Thanet has a connection with Eros. I kid you not - see the caption below to the 'Acis of the World'. Are there Greek origins that I haven't heard about?
And in case you wondered what the Axis of the World looks like:
And, just in case you wonder what the rest of them look like, I've put up photos of almost all of the scupltures in this little exhibition as a set on Flickr.
More information on the exhibition and the artist.