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Apesia, Limassol Cyprus
Apesia, Limassol Cyprus
The small but very picturesque community of Apesia lies on the south side of the Troodos mountain range, approximately 480 metres above sea level, and is protected in a valley between the rivers Garillis and Limnatis. It is a semi-mountainous area with annual rainfall of around 575ml. Apesia produces a small quantity of cereals, olives and almonds. There are also a few vineyards on the north sides of the mountains that surround the village. Carobs are ...
Alassa, Limassol Cyprus
Alassa, Limassol Cyprus
Alassa village is only 12 Kilometres from Limassol on the main Limassol to Troodos road. It is built north of the Kouris dam and has a magnificent view of the dam. The village moved to its present location in 1985 because of the construction of the Kouris dam. The history of Alassa began in the 17th century BC and slowly through the years the village was abandoned. It was revived in 1881 AD as a small settlement of 23 residents. In around 1930, there was a ...
Doros Village, Limassol ...
Doros Village, Limassol Cyprus
Doros is situated on a hill of 470 metres. It is hidden and surrounded by almond trees and grapevines. Doros is 25 kilometres outside Limassol on the left side of the Limassol to Troodos road, travelling towards Troodos. The name Doros is associated with the ancient Greek word Doris which means forest. The 150 or so residents are all farmers tending their live stock and fruit orchards. The restoration of many houses, the traditional coffee shop and the ...
Korfi Village, Limassol ...
Korfi Village, Limassol Cyprus
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 ...
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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