According to Greek mythology:
Glafkos Anthidonios (son of Anthidonas) was a sea demon-deity. He was the personification of the blue wave that reflects the glaucous color of the sky. Specifically, his name means the blue-green color that the sea has where its bottom is shallow and covered with white sand. There are many myths of Glafkos!
Here’s how his story began..!:
Glafkos was a fisherman and one day as he was resting after fishing,he saw one of the fish eating some grass and suddenly come back to life and fall back into the sea!
He was surprised and he decided to eat the same grass.
Suddenly he felt divine powers, fell into the sea and realized that he can breathe underwater!
The sea deities anointed him an immortal god!His form changed since then, he gained a fish tail, a long beard and his body was covered in seaweed and shells.
Since then Glafkos had the gift of prophesying and he was informing the sailors about the bad weather, the winds and the future.
Glafkos and Symi:
After many wanderings, Glafkos arrived at the island of Rhodes, he fell in love with the princess “Symi”, the daughter of Ialyssos and Dotidas. Glafkos kidnapped Symi, as her father,the king, didn’t approve of their marriage. He brought her to a deserted island and gave her name to this island!
Since then this island is Symi, which became the permanent residence of Glafkos!
Glafkos, who is considered the first inhabitant of Symi, was a fisherman, swimmer and shipbuilder and taught these skills to the inhabitants of the island.
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