Athens tours, Athens tours by locals
In ancient city of Athens, who took her name from the virgin goddess Athena, the citizens celebrated annually and also in a bigger feast every fourth year with great splendour the birthday of the goddess around 15th of August, her birth was unique in that she did not have a mother. Instead, she sprang full grown and clad in armour from Zeus' forehead.
Since the byzantine era, Virgin Mary took her place, and the memory of this feast passed to the christian customs. Every year at 15th of August Greeks celebrate the Dormition of Virgin Mary with their own way, but with great similarities with antiquity.
The memory of her death was transformed to a happy mystical feast, dances, food and wine are the must, people come closer in a primitive way, specially in the villages and islands. Since neolithic period Mother Nature, and woman had their own goddesses and people always celebrate the female nature with their own way. During Christianity Virgin Mary has the same capacity with Athena, became general and patron, mother of the God, a virgin unbeatable, wise, powerful, mother/woman
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