Aphrodite Αφροδιτη was the Olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation. The pomegranate, the myrtle and the apple are trees associated with Aphrodite on Cyprus, discover treelore and mythology.
Myth has it that Aphrodite, the Olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation, arose from the sea foam on the south-western coast of Cyprus. References in ancient authors and archaeological evidence may prove that Aphrodite and her cult originated on this island. What is certain is that throughout antiquity the Great Goddess, in different aspects was worshiped on Cyprus. There were several sanctuaries on the island dedicated to her, the most famous in Paphos. Discover Myth and Cult of Aphrodite on Cyprus.
The story of how coffee was first discovered and then spread to all of the major countries on Earth is a fascinating tale that includes romance, politics, religion, intrigue, heroics, deceit, greed, and innovation.
Nasreddin Hodja has many names and is also sometimes referred to as “Nasrudin”,“the Mulla” and as “the Hodja” or “Hoca”.
The coffeehouse, where Nasreddin Hodja works, couldn’t get better advertisement than its own delicious diverting roasting-coffee smell; which pulls locals and tourists alike, to wait for fresh coffee in surprisingly orderly lines that snake deep into the grand bazaar in Istanbul. … TURKEY: Nasreddin Coffee Stories
Coffeehouses in Constantinople/Istanbul were places for man to drink coffee, to meet, to do business, to discuss politics, art and literature.
The mythical origins of coffee, are steeped in legend and topped with a creamy dollop of speculation. … TURKEY: On the mythical origins of Coffee
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