The Olive's Tears. A folktale from Samos

The Olive's Tears. A folktale from Samos

Illustration: Diatsenta Parissi
Athens 2006, 29 p.
ISBN 960-244-092-9
€ 12.72

The story of the young boy with the peculiar name of Olive’s Tears is based on a popular folktale from theisland of Samos, which is vividly brought to life by Diatsenta Parissi’s imaginative illustrations. The story concerns the adventuresome quests of a boy with wondrous strength, who charmed both elements of nature and mythical beings, such as the dragons that accompanied him wherever he went. The popular identification of a person with an olive tree obviously functions as a symbol representing the omnipotence and propagation of olive oil and olives in the traditional societies of the Mediterranean.