Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Nefeli ...

Nefeli is a female name which has not been very popular in the past. 

Today, though, as Greeks turn again to ancient Greek names, Nefeli is becoming increasingly popular. Nefeli means cloudy in the Greek language. Its origin is mythological and quite interesting. Nefeli has an alternative spelling, which is Nephele.

Origin of name Nefeli – The Assumption of Christ
Nefeli is a mythological figure in the Greek Mythology. Nefeli was the mother of the Centaurs and the mother of Frixos and Elli, associated with the story of the golden fleece.

Nefeli was the Goddess of the Clouds, as Zeus created her from a cloud. According to the myth, Zeus shaped the cloud to look like Hera, because he wanted to trick a man who desired Nefeli, Ixion.

For the Greek Orthodox Church name Nefeli celebrates its nameday 39 days after Easter day, the day of Christ’s assumption to the sky, which is described with the phrase “Christ went to the sky amidst clouds”. Therefore it’s the ideal day to celebrate the name Nefeli.

Our Nefeli is a ferry, rumoured to being recalled from Venuzuela (Dodgy place in South America) to operate the Agios Konstantinos to Sporades islands route - Now that the Aqua line has left a hole in the network for summer 2018.

Someone quickly must have dusted down the 'where have we leased a ferry file' ...

Nefeli celebrates its nameday 39 days after Easter day, which hopefully will be time enough to give it a coat of paint in time for summer.

Lets hope its not a cloudy one as the name suggests ...

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