Oral Myths, LTTA in Greece

Georgios Karaiskakis

Georgios Karaiskakis was a famous Greek military commander and a leader of the Greek War of Independence. He lived and died as a mythos, fighting for liberty.

Georgios Karaiskakis was born in 1780 in Mavromati, Karditsa, and he was the child of the relationship between the fighter Dimitris Karaiskos and the nun Zois Dimiski.

Through a forest road and 2.5 km south of the Monastery, one can reach the cave, where Karaiskakis was born in 1782, when his mother left the monastery and went there to give birth. Next to it, there is the famous cave “Korakofoli”. Both caves are located at the top of the forest entrance and to the south of the settlement of Mavromati. He grew up with his step-parents, a nomad’s family, since his mother abandoned him by failing to endure the mistreatment of an illegal relationship and died when he was eight years old. From his mother, the “son of the nun” inherited his inexhaustible character and proverbial indiscretion.

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