Nacho Sotomayor - Aegeus (Αιγεύς) (Aigeús)


Aegeus (Αιγεύς)

(Λάμπει, λάμπει, λάμπει...)
Ο ήλιος στα βουνά, λάμπει και στα λαγκάδια
Ναι, έτσι λάμπει
Ωρέ, λάμπει κι η κλεφτουριά των Κολοκοτρωναίων
Πο 'χουν τ' ασή-
Ωρέ, δεν καταδέχονται τη γη να τη πατήσουν
Καβάλα παν
Ωρέ, παίρν' αντίδωρο απ' του παπά το χέρι
Ν' αυτοί δεν κα-
Ωρέ, δεν καταδέχονται τη γη να τη πατήσουν
  • (Λάμπει, λάμπει, λάμπει...) Ο ήλιος στα βουνά:

    The lyrics as well as the vocals of the song come from a composition originally made by the Greek musician and composer Vangelis (Papathanasiou, best known for his Academy Award-winning score to Chariots of Fire), titled "Oi Kolokotroneoi" (album: Odes - 1979). The lyrics come from a well-known Peloponnesian folk song and the vocals belong to the Greek actress and singer Irene Papas.

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  • Κολοκοτρωναίων:

    The Kolokotroneoi were a family of klefts (highwaymen turned self-appointed armatoloi, anti-Ottoman insurgents, and warlike mountain-folk who lived in the countryside when Greece was a part of the Ottoman Empire), a powerful and respected clan in Arcadia (central Peloponnese) in the 18th century. The most well-known member of the family is Theodoros Kolokotronis (aka Geros tou Moria), a general, the pre-eminent leader and one of the most prominent figures of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire.


  • αντίδωρο:

    From the Greek anti (instead) and dōron (gift). In the Orthodox church, this is a small piece of prosforo (holy bread) that is distributed after a mass to those who did not receive communion.

Submitted by TristanaTristana on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 23:09
Submitter's comments:

In Greek mythology, Aegeus (Ancient Greek: Αἰγεύς, romanized: Aigeús), or Aegeas, was an archaic figure in the founding myth of Athens. The "goat-man" who gave his name to the Aegean Sea was, next to Poseidon, the father of Theseus, the founder of Athenian institutions and one of the kings of Athens.
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