Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The (hi)story of a word...

"Λαλούδα" or "Lalouda", written with Latin letters, is a word found in Homer (approx 800 B.C.), it means "rock", more specifically, it's a white round rock which has been shaped by the sea.

Believe it or not, it is still being used by the inhabitants of Mani today...

Above, an authentic lalouda from the beach of St Nicolaos.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Cretan dance

Speaking of Crete the other day, the Arkadi and the Doric ancestry of Cretans, here's a video with a traditional Cretan dance, called Pendozali.

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