Honour your ancestors.
I am half English and half Greek.
The trail of my English ancestry goes cold after a few generations - English Saxon stock with a hint at some Irish and Scottish.
The Greek side is orally documented, with stories passed down from generation to generation. My mother came from Cyprus but both sides of her family were of Greek extraction.
One side came from the small island of Kastellorizo. My several times great grandfather there was a priest (much like many of the men of his line). After the local Ottoman pasha killed a Greek woman, he took it on himself to execute the Turkish overlord. He then fled to Cyprus with his young family.
The other side is descended from the famous Greek revolutionary Theodoros Kolokotronis who came from Ramοvouni in Messenia. Kolokotronis was a General of the Greek War of Independence who organised the Klephts (Greek mountain bandits) who swept down through the Peloponnese, reinstating Greek control after centuries under the boot of the Ottoman Empire.
Men of action, men of spirit
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