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Greek Places in Tamil


                                                            Ancient  Greek   Athens' name was    Athenai ,    in plural. However, in earlier Greek, such as  Homeric  Greek,   the name was in the singular form, as    Athene    and was then rendered in the plural, like those of    Thebai    and Mukenai. The root of the word is probably not of Greek or  Indo -European   origin, and is a possible remnant of thepre Greek substrate    of   Attica.

                                                        Previously, there had been other etymologies by scholars of the 19th century.Lobeck     proposed as the root of the name the word   ( athos )    ( anthos ) meaning flower, to denote Athens as the   flowering   city. On the other hand,Doderlein,     proposed the stem of the verb    st.– thao , st.   the , "to suck" to denote Athens as having fertile soil.

                                            It  is  very simple  to  say  Athena  in Tamil  as  Aathi  Annai.  Aathi  means   primordial  and  Annai  means  Mother  in Tamil. Hence  Athena  means  a  Primordial Goddess    Without any  specific  name  attributed  to  her.

         Aegean Sea:         


                                        In ancient times, there were various explanations for the name   Aegean . It was said to have been named after the Greek town of  Aegae, or after   Aegea    a queen of the  Amazons    who died in the sea, or Aigaion, the "sea goat", another name of Briareus ,   one of the archaic   Hecatonchires , or, especially among the Athenians,  Aegeus,the father of   Thesus  , who drowned himself in the sea when he thought his son had died.  A possible etymology is a derivation from the Greek word  ,   aigialos = aiges   (waves)   + hals   (sea) ), [5]   hence meaning "sea-shore".


                                                If  Athena  is  Aathi   Annai  , the name   Aegean  sea  is  the  corrupted  form  of  the Tamil Word   Aathi   Ayyan .  Ayyan  means  Great  Father .



                                              The     Metéora,    "suspended rocks", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" - etymologically similar to "  Meteorite".     Hermits  lived in   hollows  and  fissures    in the rock towers, some of which reach 1800 ft (550m) above the  plain. This great height, combined with the sheerness of the cliff walls, kept away all but the most determined visitors.                         

                                              The  name   Meteora   is  similar  to the  Tamil  name  Mettur  or  Mettu  Worai yur.  M[a]edu  means  High land in Tamil.  Ur  means   town [[ex:  Thiruchenthur, Thiruchur , coim batore] and   Worai   means  to live .   Worai -- --  videm   means  dwelling  place .  Hence  Mettu worai    of  Tamil  [ living or dwelling  in high lands---of  Meteroa]   had  corrupted  to become  Meteroa in Greece .There is a place in Tamilnadu ,south India, in Salem district called  Mettur  where there is a  dam  for storing  the kauvery  river water.




                                        Kalabaka   ,   Kalabáka , alternative transliteration   Kalambaka ) is a  municipality    in the   Trikala   regional unit, part of   Thessaly  in Greece .  The Meteroa    monasteries are located in the town.    The name "Kalabaka" was given 6-7 centuries ago. It is of Turkish origin and means "powerful fortress". It has been  Anglicized   variously as Kalampaka, Kalambaka, Kalabaki, and Kalabak.

                                       The name   kalabakka   is  phonetically   similar  to the  names of the  villages  or townships  in  Tamil nadu   --capital city Chennai [Madras].  They are   Kelambakkam  , Aachirupakkam , Kodampakkam,Pattinapakkam,    Adampakkam and  Urapakkam. .Here  pakkam  means   pakk'am  i.e  ' by the side of  it' . For  example;  Pattinapakkam  means  the place  by the side of the  seashore . Kalabaka   would have   been  called as   Kolambakkam   in earlier times  even before 6 th  century..  Kolam  means  kole  or  planet  in  Tamil .[if  we  read  as  KALAM --  it is the  pot  hanging  from the sky   namely  Vinkalam.  Vin means  sky  and  kalam means   skypot  or planet].   For  example: poovi kolam  means  planet earth.   The word  ‘ poo kolam'  and ‘maa kolam'  signify  the  drawings  of  position of planets  on auspicious days  drawn  with flowers or flour  by Tamil  women  in  the front yard of  their  houses. Since  kole is a “ hanging/suspended  one “ in the sky  the  name  Kalambaka  should  signify  “ a  place  by the side of the hanging/suspended  kole,  namely ,the  Meteroa” . well!  What does the name  Trikala  signify ?   Does  it   mean  three  kolam [koles-planets]  or  the Tharai [floor] kolam [ in  worship/respect  of the hermits/ancestors  living  in the Meteroa  ]  similar to that  of  Dravidian Tamil  women's drawings, Maa  kolam.



                                              In    Greek Mythology   , Delphi was the site of the   Delphic oracle,   the most important    oracle  in the classical Greek world, and a major site for the worship of the god  Apollo    after he   slew the Python , a  dragon  who  lived  there  and  protected  the Navel of  the  earth.    The name   Delphoi   comes from the same root as    delphys , "womb" and may indicate archaic veneration of  Gaia, , Grandmother  Earth   , and the  Earth Goddess    at the site.   Apollo is connected with the site by his    epithet   Delphinios , "the Delphinian". The epithet is connected with  dolphins  in the Homeric Hymn  to Apollo   (line 400), recounting the legend of how Apollo first came to Delphi in the shape of a dolphin, carrying   Cretan  priests on his back.                                                       

                                                    If  Delphi  is the navel of earth, the root word for Delphi cannot be Delphoi  which means  womb in Greek.  Undoubtedly Delphi is the naval of earth since there  lived  the great Python which  is nothing but  the  Umblical cord  attached  to the navel. [refer my article on medical emblem and snake symbolism ]. So the root word for Delphi  must be related to the word navel  or umbilicus.instead of womb. Remember there is an ompaholos  on Delphi.


                                                                     The Tamil word  Thoppul  means umbilicus.  The  word  Thoppul  comes  from the word   Thoppai.  The  word  thoppai  comes  from the word  Thole+  pai. “ Thole “ means  skin and  “ pai “ means  bag .  Hence   Thoppai [bag  made of  skin ]  means   tummy  [abdomen].  Thoppul [ul means  ullae-- in/ inner  or  enter/entry  ]  means  the entry point  into  the  thoppai, ie. Umbilicus..  The  word  for  Umblicus  in Tamil  i.e  Thoppul  would  had been  coined  colloquially in those times as Thole pai   [ bag  of skin ]  by proto Dravidians  and  later  the word Thole pai  itself  would have corrupted  in to tholepi  and further later into delphi   by those people  who were alien to that  civilization .Remember,  the  Dravidians  are  snake worshippers. It  seems   there were a  group of people  who ruled over the world  in the ancient past from  east to west  with  Greece - Delphi as their central   lands. Or will it  be like this?  A group of  people  had  migrated  from Delphi-Greece  towards east and  west  but then  their  original  place , their land of origin  was the  Delphi , their umbilicus.[of their civilization]  Perhaps Delphi, the umblicus , could be related to only snake worship of some people as snake represents the Umbilical cord/placenta and  that the  umbilicus is  nothing  to do  with their  migration.
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