To Life – Persephone hike 30 Oct.

A very large group of Strollers hiked the Persephone trail on Troodos, in sunny weather, on Sunday 30 October, undeterred by the Greek myth, as told by Homer, the great poet: about Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demetra, goddess of agriculture, who was captured by Hades, ruler of the dead; Demetra fell into despair and the world entered a phase of bad crops and yields; disaster from the fields made Zeus intervene; Zeus and Hades negotiated a deal, whereby Persephone was allowed to spend 6 months on earth, these are the months of fertility, and then another 6 months in the world down below, these being autumn and winter, the seasons of poor land production. The Strollers lunch that followed the hike was a cheerful experience. Compliments to Laurent for leading this excursion and to Andrea, Koula, Alex, Marios and Ramzi for sharing their photos. Join us on 5 November along Pedieos gorge https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pedieos-gorge-mahairas-monastery-walk-sat-5-nov/

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slopes of abandoned asbestos mine

slopes of abandoned asbestos mine

 

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