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Lemythou village in ...
Lemythou village in Limassol, Cyprus
Lemythou is situated in one of the highest regions of Cyprus. It is a village of the south Marathasa territory, built like an amphitheatre in a verdant natural environment. It has an average altitude of 1100 metres and is included among the 10 highest villages of Cyprus. It is located at about 65 kilometres north-west of the city of Limassol and about 85 kilometres from the city of Nicosia. Lemythou receives a very high average, annual rainfall ranging around 900 ...
Lofou (Λοφου) village in ...
Lofou (Λοφου) village in Limassol, Cyprus
The village Lofou lies 26 Kilometres Northwest of Limassol. It is built over the hills like an amphitheatre, at an altitude of about 800 meters. It is isolated because the road-path does not continue beyond the village. Turnpike roads connect Lofou with Ipsonas and with the Limassol-Platres road at the level of Alassa. In the Southwest it is connected with the village St. Therapontas and through a rural road it connects with Pera Pedi. The village owes its name ...
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Omodos ('Ομοδος) village in Limassol, Cyprus
Omodos is located about 42 kilometres north-west of the city of Limassol, in the geographical region of the wine-making villages. It is built near the west bank of the Cha-potami river at an average altitude of 810 meters. The village is surrounded by tall mountaintops, the tallest of which are "Afames" (1153 m.) and "Kremmos of Laona" (Laona's Steep, 1092 m.). The village receives an annual average rainfall of about 760 millimetres; vines and various fruit-trees (apple, plum, pear, ...
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Pano Amiantos village in Limassol
East of Olympus, at an altitude of 1380 meters, lies the village of Pano Amiantos, which is considered as one of the highest villages of Cyprus. The village is located next to the known mine of Amiantos, to which it owes its name and existence. Pano Amiantos receives an annual rainfall of about 1072 millimetres -one of the highest in Cyprus. It is worth noting that during the first three months of the year the rainfall run up to 551 millimetres, surpassing the average rainfall of Cyprus. The rains often ...
Cyprus Articles [ Which witchcraft is illegal in Cyprus? ]
Which witchcraft is illegal in Cyprus?
I have been moved to write to you after my husband and I witnessed a horrific incident a few weeks ago. It has been preying on my mind ever since and especially in the light of the ridiculous arrest of poor Wilf Truscott.
About 7am on Sunday morning, we were taking our usual walk around Peyia village. As we turned into the little churchyard of Panayias Zalakiotissas this shocking sight met our eyes: a Cypriot man had just begun what we believed to be the slaughter of a goat (with nothing sharper than a knife you would use to butter bread)!
The blood had just started to flow and the man was busy making the sign of the cross with it on the foreheads of another couple standing by, his own forehead and the goat’s while the poor beast rolled its eyes heavenwards. The man even said ‘Kalimera’ as we passed.
I understand that Wilf Truscott, who has all the necessary licences and permits for his business, is being charged under the suspicion of practising witchcraft. I have never met Mr Truscott but I have heard that he is an excellent clairvoyant and I am sure he has given great comfort and hope to many people with his gift. By the way, the Oxford English Dictionary defines clairvoyance as “exceptional insight”.
I would also like to point out that in civilised countries, the ritual slaughter of animals in churchyards is immediately and most definitely associated with black witchcraft and devil worship. Whilst you would not be prosecuted for such beliefs, as they are your own business, you would certainly be charged with cruelty to animals with the full force of the law.
One wonders whether Mr Truscott is to be strapped to a ducking stool or burned at the stake under the Cypriot justice system?
While he waits to hear, perhaps he could locate the man with the goat and find out how witchcraft is really done!
(Source: Cyprus Mail)
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