Agios Epifanios Oreinis
|Coordinates: 34°59′43″N 33°7′12″E / 34.99528°N 33.12000°E / 34.99528; 33.12000Coordinates: 34°59′43″N 33°7′12″E / 34.99528°N 33.12000°E / 34.99528; 33.12000|
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Agios Epifanios (Greek: Άγιος Επιφάνιος) is a village in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, located 5 km southwest of Klirou.
The village of Agios Epifanios was initially created by the unification of ostracized groups that moved during the critical period of transition to Christianity. Many pagans took refuge to the mountains in order to avoid oppressions. In a move to end the destruction and political chaos, Epiphanius of Salamis amended protective areas for those who choose not to convert to Christianity. These areas were marked for believers and not believers. At the time, the non-believers territory was called the Pistilous area. Most of these protective zones were in the mountains. The region now known as Pitsilia region and those who chose not to convert to Christianity were ostracized there.
According to legend among the earliest inhabitants of this village were a mother and three daughters (family of a pagan high priest) within the vicinity.
- ^ Census 2001
- ^ "Παλαιχώρια". Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
- ^ Christian persecution of paganism under Theodosius I
- ^ "DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - District Agricultural Office Pitsilia".
- ^ "Agios Epifanios". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
- Official website