The Customs and Lore of Modern Greece

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D. Stott, 1892 - Folklore - 294 pages

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Page 154 - Your lamb shall be without blemish a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: and ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
Page 22 - ... the pastoral manners, which have been adorned with the fairest attributes of peace and innocence, are much better adapted to the fierce and cruel habits of a military life.
Page 195 - Synteknos,1 was tending his sheep and goats near the church, and on being caught by a shower, he went to the sepulchre that he might be shaded from the rain. Afterwards, he determined to sleep, and to pass the night there, and after taking off his arms, he placed them by the stone which served him as his pillow, cross wise.
Page 196 - And the shepherd pretended to eat it, but only swallowed dry bread, and kept dropping the liver into his bosom. Therefore, when the hour for their separation arrived, the Katakhanas said to the shepherd, ' Gossip, this which you have seen, you must not mention, for, if you do, my twenty nails will be fixed in your children and yourself.
Page 195 - And people might say, that it is on this account79 that the Katakhanas was not permitted to leave his tomb. During the night, then, as he wished to go out again, that he might destroy men, he said to the shepherd : ' Gossip, get up hence, for I have some business that requires me to come out.
Page 246 - The river in the pass is deep and rapid, and is seen at the bottom falling in many places in cascades over the rocks, though at too great a distance to be heard, and in most places inaccessible to any but the foot of a goat or a Suliot.
Page 196 - So the shepherd waited for him. " And the Katakhanas went a distance of about ten miles, where there was a couple recently married, and he destroyed them. On his return, his gossip saw that he was carrying some liver, his hands being moistened with blood : and, as he carried it, he blew into it, just as the butcher does, to increase the size of the liver. And he shewed his gossip that it was cooked, as if it had been done on the fire. After this he said, ' Let us sit down, gossip, that we may eat.
Page 95 - ... mother stands waiting at the door holding a glass of honey and water in her hand. From this glass the bride must drink, that the words of her lips may become sweet as honey ; while the lintel of the door is smeared with the remainder, that strife may never enter in ; and in the meantime one of the company breaks a pomegranate on the threshold.
Page 196 - Katakhanas, and that it was he who had done all those evil deeds. On this account he said to him, on the fourth time of his speaking, ' I shall not get up hence, gossip, for I fear that you are no better than you should be, and may do me some mischief: but, if I must get up, swear to me by your winding-sheet, that you will not hurt me, and on this I will get up.
Page 195 - Katakhands destroyed both children and many full-grown men ; and desolated both that village and many others. They had buried him at the Church of St. George at Kalikrati, and in those times he was a man of note, and they had built an arch over his grave. Now, a certain shepherd, his mutual...

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