Talk:Hymettus

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Suspect Etymology[edit]

The following sentence is quite dubious: "Hymettus is commonly called "Crazy" (or Trelovouni), a name probably derived from the French salutation très long (very long)by foreign visitors." First of all, there is NO "French salutation" "très long". The words très long do indeed mean "very long". But even if you don't know French (as I do; I've lived in France for over 12 years), can you imagine any culture in which a salutation would be the words "very long"?

Further, why would a French salutation (or one from any other foreign language) become the name of a Greek mountain?

Finally, the word "Trelovouni" sounds Greek to me!

Somebody who truly knows Greek, or who knows this mountain, should clean up (delete) what I believe to be a ludicrous statement. LMorland (talk) 00:17, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

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I'm Greek and a former resident of one of the regions beneath the magnificent mountain of Hymettus.

Through my school years, the explanation of the nickname "Trellos" given by my teachers was the same: an aural degeneration of the French "tres long." While the latter is not a salutation, it's a statement of amazement made by the visitors of the 15th/16th centuries that *sounds* like the Greek word "Trellos" (crazy.) In plain sight, the mountain's impressive span of more than 16km was even more prominent in those times, when Athens was a barren city with spots of vegetation and very few visual distractions other than the mountains. This reference has been consistent in many Greek texts and on the Greek Wiki as well.

Trellovouno or Trellovouni is a composite for "crazy mountain." That being said, most people typically use the official name, Hymettus (Imittos.)

Atmosss (talk) 07:19, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

"Papagou, Aghia Paraskevi, Gerakas and Glyka Nera" ...Xolargos should also be mentioned amongst them. It is located between Papagou ("Papagos" is more correct for the text) and Aghia Paraskevi.

Also check the bearings of each municipality!

Add Xolargos municipality. Check the bearings of the municipalities.[edit]

"Papagou, Aghia Paraskevi, Gerakas and Glyka Nera" ...Xolargos should also be mentioned amongst them. It is located between Papagou ("Papagos" is more correct for the text) and Aghia Paraskevi.

Also check the bearings of each municipality!

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Hymettus" —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Paouvous (talkcontribs) 09:14, 29 December 2006 (UTC).


Help![edit]

Anyone want to help make this article better? A mountain like Hymettus having last year's forest fires as the only part of its history is a little crazy... I can work on geological stuff / some history. Anyone else want to give it a go? --5telios (talk) 16:18, 11 May 2009 (UTC)