This gift box makes reference to the metaphor that describes ancient or modern Greek as an archetypal communication. Learn about the Phaistos Disk, Theotokos, Komboloi, Spanakopita!
5 Items in the box:
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|Box Contents||Spinach and feta cheese paste, Komboloi - Worry beads, Religious maroon velvet banner with Virgin Mary icon, Phaestos Disk micrographia, Greek lucky eye bracelet.|
This gift box makes reference to the metaphor that describes ancient or modern Greek as an archetypal communication. Learn about the Phaistos Disk, Theotokos, Komboloi, and Spanakopita!
5 Items in the box:
Spinach and feta cheese paste (View Image)
Greek traditional spanakopita (spinach pie) in a jar! A classic Greek great crowd pleaser. A combination snack loved by all. The spinach blends most perfectly with feta cheese. So why not then in a spread /pate? A truly wondrous delicacy. Enjoy with: pies, tarts, sandwiches, in mashed potato, as a dip, as a condiment, as a pizza topping, bruschetta and canapes. For the pre-Easter great Lent spanakopita is prepared without cheese.
Komboloi - Worry beads (View Image)
Komboloi derives from the Greek words kombos which means “knot” and leo which means “say” as in “in every knot I say a prayer“. Its origins date back to time, when monks in Mount Athos began making strands of beads by tying knots on a string at regular intervals in order to say their prayers to God. Worry beads depict the Greek easy-going mentality. One can hear komboloi’s flips and tricks in a busy kafeneion (cafe) downtown, where men play with their komboloi in different manners, thus letting go of their stress. Nowadays, the fact that the komboloi keeps your hands occupied, has been promoted as an excellent way to quit smoking.
Religious maroon velvet banner with Virgin Mary icon (View Image)
Icons have been part of Orthodox Christianity since the beginning of the church. The term “icon” comes from the Greek word eikona, which means image. More than art, icons are sacred images that have an important spiritual role to aid in worship. Most Orthodox homes have an eastern facing wall with icons. The Orthodox Church honors Virgin Mary. Her name is mentioned in every service, and her intercession before the throne of God is asked. She is given the title of Theotokos (Greek for "Birth-giver-of-God), as well as "Mother of God". The prayer on this religious banner means “…”.
Phaestos Disk micrographia (View Image)
Phaestos Disk is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaestos on the island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC). It is covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. It features 241 tokens, comprising 45 unique signs, which were apparently made by pressing hieroglyphic "seals" into a disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling toward the disc's center. Its purpose and meaning remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology. The original disk is on display at the archaeological museum of Heraklion.
Greek lucky eye bracelet (View Image)
Celebrate Greek Culture with a Greek lucky eye bracelet in the blue and white colours of the Greek flag.
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