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Athenian war chant?

I've heard it said before that the chant in the movie 300(the sound of "A'oo! A'oo!") is actually Athenian in origin, and meant to simulate the sound of an owl.

Is there any truth to this?
Nope! Absolutely made up.

The only reference we have about the chant of the Athenians is that it sounded like Eleleu Eleleu but since this is a written source it is hard for us to imagine how this was said. To perplex things even more, this eleleu sounds more like Xena the Warrior Princess...
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
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