The Rock of Degenis by Constantinos

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The Rock of Degenis by Constantinos

  1. 1. Rock of Digenis Petra tou Romiou
  2. 2. Rock of Digenis well known as Petra tou Romiou is one of the most strongest traditions of Cyprus. Like every other myth, ancients used to make up stories to make the myths look realistic and deliver a message.
  3. 3. Where is this? The solitary rock can be found in the north of the Fabrica hίll, on the way to Pafos harbour .
  4. 4. 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 Tala. The story
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. However the beauty of the area is amazing and its one of the most visited sights of Cyprus.
  7. 7. what have u learned? Rock of Degenis Across 2. Ancients made up those stories(otherwise) 5. The myth is about a.... 6. The legend Down 1. She didnt keep her..... 3. His wife put him a.... 4. Digenis and Rigaina had an.....

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