Monday, June 14, 2010

ITHACA - EGST Greek Inspiration Challenge - Ελλάδα: Πρόκληση Δημιουργίας


Welcome to the #4 EGST inspiration challenge! This time we draw inspiration from Ithaca - the Greek Ionian Island - the homeland of Odysseus. The "inspiration photo" we used for our creation is from Kioni - the premier resort of Ithaca.

'Tell me, O Muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and
wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy. Many cities
did he visit, and many were the nations with whose manners and
customs he was acquainted; moreover he suffered much by sea
while trying to save his own life and bring his men safely home;
but do what he might he could not save his men, for they
perished through their own sheer folly in eating the cattle of
the Sun-god Hyperion; so the god prevented them from ever
reaching home. Tell me, too, about all these things, oh daughter
of Jove, from whatsoever source you may know them.'

(The Odyssey by Homer, Book I, rendered in English prose by Samuel Butler)
Καλώς ήρθατε στην Ιθάκη ! ... Το νησί του Οδυσσέα. Αυτή τη φορά πηγή έμνευσης της ομάδας μας είναι αυτη η όμορφη φωτογραφία απο το Κιόνι - ένα από τα ωραιότερα χωριά του νησιού.

"Τον άντρα τον πολύπραγο τραγούδησέ μου, ω Μούσα,
που περισσά πλανήθηκε, σαν κούρσεψε τής Τροίας
το ιερό κάστρο, και πολλών ανθρώπων είδε χώρες
κι έμαθε γνώμες, και πολλά στα πέλαα βρήκε πάθια,
για μία ζωή παλεύοντας και γυρισμό συντρόφων.
Μα πάλε δεν τους γλύτωσε, κι αν το ποθούσε, εκείνους,
τι από δική τους χάθηκαν οι κούφιοι αμυαλωσύνη,
τού Ήλιου τού Υπερίονα σαν έφαγαν τα βόδια,
κι αυτός τους πήρε τη γλυκειά τού γυρισμού τους μέρα.
Απ' όπου αν τα 'χης, πές μας τα, ω θεά, τού Δία κόρη."






















14 comments:

  1. enjoy :)
    both our creations and Ithaca!!!!

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  2. BEautiful items, beautifl people!!!
    Bravo to everyone :))

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  3. Wow!!!!! So beautiful creations!!!!!!!!
    I love them all!!!!!!!!!!! ♥

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  4. Thank you for this post. It is nice to see all these lovely creations.

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  5. Ganbayo..soon to be featured on my blog www.thesuccinctstylist.blogspot.com

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  6. Amazing inspired creations!!! Well done everone!!!

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  7. Lovely creations! I already sold my tea rose necklace! thank you!
    Thank you Maggie!!!

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  8. AHueofDuckEggBlueJune 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM

    Well done to you all!

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  9. This is just so beautiful!!! Complimenti to all!!

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  10. Wonderful creations from very talented artists!!! Bravo to all!!!

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  11. How nice! Congrats to everyone!Wonderful colors and materials!I tried to check the tea rose necklace out and it is already gone!Bravo paidia!

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Thank you for your lovely words ♡

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