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main Τhe candle of Holy Thursday Kalorizika and rough seas The Virgin Mermaid Tamata St Nicholas Miraculous oil Agios Nikolaos Stridas

Help me, my Virgin Mermaid and St. Nicholas

Greek sailors have been invoking Divine help for centuries when they are faced with stormy weather and rough seas. Ever since antiquity fishermen, sailors and travelers offered sacrifices and libations to appease Poseidon, the ancient god of the sea before each voyage, or in the event of a storm. Later, with the advent of Christianity and to this day, faith continues to be a potent ally of seafarers, giving them courage to face the dangers of the journey when they are away from land. Even today, there is no Greek ship that does not have an icon of St. Nicholas and the Virgin Mary in it. These two figures were venerated so much by sailors and their families, that they even became comforting characters in songs of sorrow and participant characters in songs of joy.

Άγιος Νικόλαος Στρειδάς Θαυματουργό λάδι Τα καλορίζικα και οι φουρτούνες Το κερί της Μεγάλης Πέμπτης Τάματα Η Παναγία η Γοργόνα Άγιος Νικόλαος (Αϊ Νικόλας)