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Agros Village, (Αγρός) ...
Agros Village, (Αγρός) Limassol Cyprus
Μια περιδιάβαση στο χωριό Αγρός μπορεί να αναδείξει σημαντικές πτυχές της παράδοσης, της ιστορίας και γενικότερα του πολιτισμού. Ας αρχίσουμε, όμως την περιήγησή μας σ’ ένα από τα ομορφότερα χωριά του νησιού. Περιδιαβαίνοντας κανείς στον Αγρό εντυπωσιάζεται με τον αμφιθεατρικό τρόπο δόμησης του οικισμού, καθώς και με τα κτίσματα λαϊκής αρχιτεκτονικής που διασώζονται κυρίως στην καρδιά του χωριού. Τα σπίτια είναι απόλυτα «εναρμονισμένα με το περιβάλλον», εφ’όσον φτιάχνονταν με τα υλικά που παρείχε η ...
Agros Village in Limassol ...
Agros Village in Limassol Cyprus
While wandering in the picturesque roads of Agros one can meet the tradition, history and culture of the island. But let’s now begin our tour in one of the most beautiful village of Cyprus. One of the most remarkable aspects of Agros is the amphitheatrical way it is built. The traveler will be amazed by the beautiful buildings of folklore art which decorate the centre of the village. All the houses are built with local materials and more specifically big and rough stones. The roofs ...
Kakopetria village in ...
Kakopetria village in Limassol Cyprus
Kakopetria with a population of approximately 2000 is situated at the southern and highest part of the Solea Valley, 2200-2800 feet above sea level in the evergreen Troodos mountains - a place that makes Kakopetria the ideal spot for all seasons. The Old Kakopetria village is built at the east bank of the Karkotis river which is full of old giant oak trees. The name (Kakopetria) originates from the two words "kaki-petra" which means "bad-stone". According to a legend the village got the name after a big ...
Platres (Πλάτρες) village ...
Platres (Πλάτρες) village in Limassol Cyprus
Brief history of the villageToday the village is known as Platres, without the word "Pano" (Upper) preceding it, in contrast to the neighbouring village Tornaritis that is referred to as "Kato Platres" (Lower Platres). It is a misperception that Platres is a new village founded during the recent years. Platres is a very old village. It is mentioned among the 119 villages of the Limassol district that existed during the Lusignan (Frank Rule, 1192-1489 AD) and the Venetian Era (1489-1571 AD). ...
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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