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Σάββατο,5:55 μ.μ.
Naxos island - gods Apollo & Dionysus

An incomplete temple for Apollo, on Naxos island.

APOLLO (Roman name: Apollo) was the god of prophesy, music and healing.
Like most of his fellow Olympians, Apollo did not hesitate to intervene in human affairs. It was he who brought about the demise of the mighty Achilles. Of all the heroes besieging the city of Troy in the Trojan War, Achilles was the best fighter by far. He had easily defeated the Trojan captain Hector in single combat. But Apollo helped Hector's brother Paris slay Achilles with an arrow.
When someone died suddenly, he was said to have been struck down by one of Apollo's arrows. Homer's epic of the Trojan War begins with the god causing a plague by raining arrows down upon the Greek camp.
As god of music, Apollo is often depicted playing the lyre. He did not invent this instrument, however, but was given it by Hermes in compensation for cattle theft. Some say that Apollo did invent the lute, although he was best known for his skill on the lyre.
He won several musical contests by playing this instrument. In one case he bested Pan, who competed on his own invention, the shepherd's pipe. On this occasion, King Midas had the bad sense to say that he preferred Pan's music, which caused Apollo to turn his ears into those of an ass.

On the first Sunday of August: Dionysus Festival (Naxos city), red wine for everybody! :)

DIONYSUS (Roman name: Bacchus) was the god of wine. Dionysus was the son of Zeus and the mortal heroine Semele.
Dionysus rescued Ariadne after she had been abandoned by Theseus. Dionysus also saved his mother from the Underworld, after Zeus showed her his true nature as storm god and consumed her in lightning.
It was Dionysus who granted Midas the power to turn whatever he touched into gold, then was kind enough to take the power back when it proved inconvenient.

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Παρασκευή,10:31 μ.μ.
Parthenon - goddess Athena

ATHENA (Roman name: Minerva) was the goddess of crafts and the domestic arts and also those of war. She was the patron goddess of Athens. Her symbol was the owl. She was originally the Great Goddess in the form of a bird. By the late Classic, she had come to be regarded as a goddess of wisdom
Zeus was once married to Metis, a daughter of Ocean who was renowned for her wisdom. When Metis became pregnant, Zeus was warned by Earth that a son born to Metis would overthrow him, just as he had usurped his own father's throne.
So Zeus swallowed Metis. In time he was overcome with a splitting headache and summoned help from the craftsman god Hephaestus (or, some say, the Titan Prometheus). Hephaestus cleaved Zeus's forehead with an ax, and Athena sprang forth fully armed.
The poet Hesiod tells the story to account for Zeus's great wisdom, since he can be said to have literally incorporated Metis. One can also read into the myth wishful thinking on the part of the mythmakers who replaced the worship of the Great Goddess, mother of all growing things, for that of the male sky-god Zeus. Zeus gave birth to Athena himself, as if to say, Who needs a woman in order to bring forth new life?
Athena aided the heroes Perseus, Jason, Cadmus, Odysseus and Heracles in their quests.
Both Athena and Poseidon wanted to be patron deity of Athens. To prove her worthiness for the honor, Athena caused an olive tree to spring up on the citadel of Athens, the Acropolis. Poseidon sought to outdo her by striking the ground with his trident and causing a spring of water to gush forth. But as he was god of the sea, the water was salty. Athena's gift to the Athenians was considered to be more useful, so she became the city's patron deity.
Athena sponsored Perseus in his quest to slay Medusa because she wanted the Gorgon's head to decorate her shield.

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Τετάρτη,11:40 π.μ.

Greece is the country of ancient and modern Olympic Games.

Greece national anthem with karaoke :), Olympic Games 2004 opening ceremony

Marietta Chrousala, Olympic Games 2004.

Actually the Greek are European football champions (until 2008).

Greek player Georgios Samaras (Manchester City - )

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Τρίτη,9:43 μ.μ.

The most famous war in human history: Troy (it lasted more than 9 years)

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Δευτέρα,1:16 μ.μ.
Greek Goddess

Marietta Chrousala

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Katerina Giannoglou
Katerina, Afrodite giramondo. Arriva dalla Grecia, proprio come Afrodite, la prima «scoperta» del 2007. Si chiama Katerina Giannoglou, ha 24 anni e incarna alla perfezione il prototipo della donna mediterranea: curve mozzafiato, passionale e romantica. La sua professione di modella l'ha trasformata in una zingara giramondo. Katerina, infatti, ha vissuto in Sud Africa e in Italia, ma da poco si è trasferita in Germania. Gelosa della sua vita privata, ama trascorrere il tempo libero in compagnia del suo fidanzato oppure ascoltando musica. Predilige le atmosfere sofisticate dei Massive Attack e il rock duro di Marilyn Manson.
Bhè, non poteva essere perfetta: oltre ad avere il fidanzato :), di musica non capisce niente ghghghgh
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