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Korfi is a approximately 17 Kms from Limassol. The original Korfi settlement was built approximately 2 Kms north-east of the present village, on a steep mountain side. During the heavy rainfall of January 28 1969, there were many landslides that caused a lot of destruction to the houses. The area was considered dangerous and the inhabitants were moved to a settlement built on a higher area, at 550m above sea level, which was considered safer. The new settlement consists of houses ...
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You will find the village of Limnati 15 Kms north of Limassol towards the mountain of Troodos and east of Lania village. Limnati acquired its name due to a huge number of lakes that surround the area. The village consists of Pano and Kato Horio and Pera Geitonia. The village is surrounded by main chapels such as Agios Mamas, Agios Epifanis, Agia Eleni, Agios Giorgis, Agia Marina, Agios Nicolous, Agia Paraskevi and many others. The residents of the village are mostly occupied in ...
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The village of Monagri can be found 20 Kms north-west of Limassol between the Limassol to Platres road and the Kouris River. The name of the village comes from the word ‘moni’, which means monastery, and the word ‘agrin’, which means a small valley. The village was created as a small monastery area with farms belonging to the monastery since Byzantine times. During the Franks occupation it appeared on maps as Monag or Monagri. There are also mentioned may medieval families to which the ...
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Kalo Chorio is a beautiful village located 21 kilometers north of Limassol. Driving to Kalo Chorio from Limassol, you will go through the villages of Ayia Fila, Palodia, Paramytha and Gerasa. As soon as you leave Gerasa you pass through the beautiful evergreen forest of Ayia Paraskevi where after two kilometers you come to Kalo Chorio. The neighboring villages are Zopygi, Louvaras, Ayios Pavlos and Ayios Constantinos.

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Cyprus Articles [ Which witchcraft is illegal in Cyprus? ]

Which witchcraft is illegal in Cyprus?

Sir,

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!

E. Stansfield
Paphos


(Source: Cyprus Mail)
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