Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Swiss woman explains why she hates the Greeks

In one of his books, K. Diakogiannis refers to the published words by a Swiss lady.   She provides her own answer as to why all behave with a "shabby" way towards the Greek people!  She explains why she and other Europeans hate the Greeks.
However, among other things, she confides that although there is a feeling of hatred from her side, at the same time she admires and respects the Greek spirit and the ancient Greeks.

Friday, May 09, 2014

The last philosopher of Greece - Dimitris Liantinis (PhD) - Philosophical Consideration of Death (English subs video) -

Dimitris Liantinis (23 July 1942 - 1998) was a professor of the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens. His academic field was the Philosophy of Education and Didactics of Ancient and Modern Greek Literature. He is also the author of nine books with philosophical and educational background.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

NONNUS ‘Dionysian’



Nonnus (5th century BC) was a Greek epic poet. Born in Panopolin, Egypt, his name is Egyptian and means pure, holy. He is the composer of the biggest epic poem of ancient times titled ‘Dionisiaka’ (Dionisyan) and it consists of 21,000 verses which are contained in 48 books (rhapsodies) that remind one of the equally numbered rhapsodies of the Iliad and Odyssey combined.

The contents of this voluminous work refers to the adventures of Dionysus (hence the title) from his birth, till his apotheosis.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Fearful iPhone users viewed the screen to reverse and presents the Greek "E" see why!

 As we pointed out in our earlier post in October 2012 "Russians say: The technology of the iphone is alien - Videos " Today, in connection with this post us a fact has upset America. It involves several popular users of this device, but especially a woman who managed to immortalize the characteristic symbol he saw on the screen of the mobile.
On Friday evening shortly before midnight on April 18, 2014 in the city ... Tucamcari, New Mexico, east of Albuquerque, this symbol appeared for a few seconds in the middle of the screen of the iPhone. It was time that the same as her husband watched a white disk with shiny, red, green, blue and yellow lights as the lights in the Christmas tree, reports the same features,

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Elder Paisios’ Amazing Prophecies About Constantinople

The famous Greek Monk, Elder Paisios, who was recently mentioned by the Wall Street Journal, made the following remarkable, and likely-to-happen prophesies about the City of Constantinople (modern day Istanbul).

Elder Paisios - The Prophecies about Constantinople (English subs)

Prophecy Concerning Syria: The Beginning of the Foretold Difficulties?

Below is a translation of a recent prophecy concerning the difficulties that await us.

The ever-memorable Bishop of Sisanion and Siatisti (right) and Fr. John Kalaidis (left).

I just returned from my spiritual father, [himself] a spiritual child of the late [Bishop] Anthony of Sisanion and Siatisti [2005], who many venerate as a modern saint.

PROPHECIES by St. Kosmas Aitolos (Concerning wars in Greece / Balkans)

1.One day this will become Romaiko (Greek) and fortunate is he who will live in that kingdom.
(St. Kosmas would say this in different places in Greece, then under the Turkish yoke, that later on fought and acquired their freedom.)

2.Oh! Blessed mountain, how many souls, women, and children will you save during those difficult years.
(This prophecy was said in Siatista (northwestern Greece) and elsewhere where there were mountains. Women and children made them their refuge during the revolution.) 

3.Those who will seek refuge up here in these high mountains will be fortunate; they will protect you from many dreadful sufferings. You will hear of but not see the dangers. You will suffer for three hours, or three days (prophesied by the Saint in Siatista).

Prophecies by St. Kosmas Aitolos

Father Kosmas Aitolos was born in 1714 in the Greek village Megalo Dendro (Big Tree) in the region of Aitolia. He studied in Mount Athos, in “Athonias School”, and later he became a monk in Philotheou Monastery.  Because of the lack of education in most of the population, especially in the remote areas of Greece, Father Kosmas was “forced” to live Athos and begin missionary tours in the villages with the aim of educating the poor people. This way he would also be able to help people understand the Scriptures better. In a period of six years he managed to establish 250 schools as well as charities and rural churches.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hesiod's Theogony the origin of the Gods and the Cosmos

Hesiod's Theogony is an epic poem describing the origins and genealogies of Greek polytheism, composed around 700 BC.The Theogony "the birth of the gods"  is a large-scale synthesis of a vast variety of local Greek traditions concerning the gods, organized as a narrative that tells how they came to be and how they established permanent control over the cosmos. It is the first Greek mythical cosmogony. The initial state of the universe is chaos, a dark indefinite void considered as a divine primordial condition from which everything else appeared. Theogony is a part of Greek mythology which embodies the desire to articulate reality as a whole.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Traces of the Ancient Greek language

Did the Hellenes traveled to the Pacific Ocean?
If the Hellenes did not travel to the extremities of the world, then what explains the following scandalous lexical similarities?

Delphi - The last oracle


Apollo squinted in the bright sunlight and calmly tensed his muscles as he pulled his bow. He released his arrows one after the other until Python's blood was spilled and his life escaped in the thin air. Python-dragon,the faithful guardian of Ge's sacred ground, had guarded the hill for hundreds of years until his encounter with "far-reaching" Apollo. The new god despite his serene nature, or perhaps because of it, was triumphant in the epic battle, and with his victory he gained the right to call the rolling slopes of Delphi his sanctuary.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Ancient Greek Clothes

Ancient clothes resulted from the basic raw materials, vital, vegetable or even metal, with most important of all the wool, the flax and the silk. For the weaving of all these raw materials ancient Greeks used the vertical loom with weights. The buckrams that resulted, depending on the type of clothing for which they were intended, were then sewed with rafides or needles, cupreous, iron or made of bone. Contrary to the Minoan and the Mycenaean period at the duration of which certain cutting and sewing was required for the production of clothes, in the archaic period and on clothing had as their base a rectangular buckram as this came out from the loom or a rectangular piece made of many different pieces sewed together.

The Oracle of Delphi

Placed in the center of Greece, north of the Gulf of Corinth, the sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi represented, for centuries, the most sought and famous oracle of the ancient world. The spiritual influence and the magic connotations the oracle caused in the mind of the people made the city located at the base of the Parnassos Mountain to be considered an "omphalos" (center of the world) of the antiquity. The Greek mythology says that Zeus released two eagles to fly into the heights from the both ends of the Universe. The meeting place of the eagles, over the rocks called Phadriade (the Shinning Ones), Rose and Hot, on the Parnassus Mountain, was considered the central point of the world. 

Chronos - Χρόνος

Chronos  was the primeval god of time, a divinity who emerged self-formed at the beginning of creation in the Orphic cosmogonies. Chronos was imagined as an incorporeal god, serpentine in form, with three heads--that of a man, a bull, and a lion. He and his consort, serpentine Ananke (Inevitability), circled the primal world-egg in their coils and split it apart to form the ordered universe of earth, sea and sky. Chronos and Ananke continued to circle the cosmos after creation-their passage driving the circling of heaven and the eternal passage of time.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

NASA, Vangelis, and Zeus

Back in 2001, a truly historic and astounding event took place in Athens, Greece.  A concert. It wasn't just any concert--those happen all the time.  No.  This concert was absolutely beyond description.  To say Vangelis is a world renowned musician is a colossal understatement.  Already known for majestically shattering, molding, reshaping, and reconstructing the senses of his audiences, this concert would have Vangelis literally reaching for the stars

Vangelis Papathanasiou - Mythodea Movement 1, English Lyrics

"Mythodea: Music for the NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey" is a choral symphony by the Greek electronic composer Vangelis performed at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens on June 28, 2001. Mythodea was made the official theme music of the mission involving the NASA unmanned spacecraft orbiting the planet Mars.