Rock of Digenis well known as
Petra tou Romiou is one of the
most strongest traditions of
Like every other myth, ancients
used to make up stories to make
the myths look realistic and
deliver a message.
Where is this?
The solitary rock can be found in the
north of the Fabrica hίll, on the way to
Pafos harbour .
Digenis and Rigaina had a relationship and
it is said that Rigaina had her house built
on top of the hill nearby. As in almost all
folk tales, Rigaina would only marry
Digenis if he managed to transport water
for her from some distant location, which
in this case was either Mavrokolympos or
Even though this was a Herculian task, Digenis
undertook it, transporting the water through clay
conduits, traces of which can still be seen east of
Chlorakas village. However, Rigaina did not keep
her promise, something which enraged Digenis,
who threw a huge rock at her from the Moutallos
area, which landed right in front of her house.
Rigaina replied with equal rage, throwing her
spinning needle, a granite stele, at Digenis, which
landed in the fields underneath the Moutallos rise.
However the beauty of the area
is amazing and its one of the
most visited sights of Cyprus.
what have u learned?
Rock of Degenis
2. Ancients made up those stories(otherwise)
5. The myth is about a....
6. The legend
1. She didnt keep her.....
3. His wife put him a....
4. Digenis and Rigaina had an.....