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      • Brit-Greek Cross-Over Humour! Ελληνικά Ανέκδοτα
      • Did you know that the saying “taking the bull by its horns” comes from the Greek myth of Hercules saving #Crete from a bull by seizing its horns? Definition: The Ancient Greeks are responsible for so much we value in common culture today. Take the term, "Humour" (British English), the definition is: the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Interestingly, Ανέκδοτα, 'anecdote' in ancient Greek, is the wisdom that they taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humors in Latin, control our health and emotion, then as now. Brits-Greeks laughing together. If you like the posts below then - here is more.
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    • Post Brexit Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue Travel Humour

      31st March 2021 at 2:28 pm

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      • Words and Music
      • Crete has a rich culture and heritage. Much of its history has been chronicled down the ages through Cretan Mandinadas - the art of stories told in song.  In modern times, three Cretans became giants in their respective fields. In Music, symphonic composer, Mikis Theodorakis (b. Chios 1925 -), claimed by Crete through his father's Chania family. He is known as a man of peace, having always mixed music with politics.  In Literature, author and poet, Nikos Kazantzakis (b.Heraklion lived 1883-1957) known for Zorba the Greek. And in Public Speaking, Eletherios Venizelos (b. Mournies 1864-1936) regarded as the most prominent Greek politician rising to be Greek Prime Minister 5 times. Please post messages here in the Crete Forum of your favourite music, poems, quotations etc you enjoy from #Crete.
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    • Reply To: Friday the 13th – Blame it on the Greeks

      13th November 2020 at 9:53 am

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