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Pano Amiantos village in ...
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 ...
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Pano Polemidia village in Limassol
An unmixed Turkish Cypriot village in the Limassol district.It is located 6 kilometres north-west of Limassol. It lies next to the Limassol-Platres-Troodos main road. To the south, it is linked with Kato Polemidia with which it is nearly united. Pano and Kato Polemidia took their name from the deciduous tree polemidkia (German medlar-tree) that is seldom found in Cyprus. The fruit of this tree are called polemidkia or polemidia and are ...
There are villages in Cyprus -even though very few -that, when first being acquainted with them, you persistently seek to learn and be informed about how they managed to survive upon the rough and arid landscape they stand on, as well as how they managed to increase their populations to levels that surpass the economic potentials of the village. One such village is Pelendri, which can be found in the western end of Pitsylia, in the east of the "Karvouna - Saitta" valley, surrounded by hills at an altitude of 880 ...
Pera Pedi is located in the south of the Troodos mountain range, about 35 kilometers northwest of Limassol and at an altitude of 770 meters. It is built upon wide, leveled ground, which is surrounded by mountains whose altitude ranges between 850 and 1000 meters. The Krios (cold) river, a tributary of the river Kouris, crosses the village. Pera Pedi receives an average annual rainfall of about 800 millimeters; wine-making varieties vines, apples, pears, and other plants are cultivated in the region. It is one of the ...
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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