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Old 02-08-2022, 01:46 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by викторслава View Post
why was it named after this village?
I think it was just a deliberate way of deconstructing the implied sense of Greek ownership or some kind of copyright privilege Greeks felt they had for the Macedonian sun symbol by terming it "The Vergina Star". I'm not sure what the ethnicity of the original inhabitants of Kutlesh were (I'm guessing Turkish) but, in the minds of most Macedonians, referring to the Macedonian sun as the "Kutlesh Sun" was a way of letting people know that there was another name for the village of "Vergina" not too long ago and that it wasn't always Greek. It only became Greek recently when the Greeks acquired Macedonia and changed the name of Kutlesh to Vergina as recently as 1922 along with hundreds of other Macedonian geographic place names (such as villages, towns, rivers, mountains, etc.).

I have to admit, I used to be guilty of referring to the Macedonian sun as the "Kutlesh Sun" too but, SoM is absolutely right, this is not wise at all as it confines the cultural heritage of this symbol to this town only while, at the same time, leaving it open for Greeks to claim ownership of it because they discovered it on "Greek land" (albeit stolen land). The Macedonian sun can be found, as has been proven on this site, decorating churches (from frescoes, to icons to church pillars) throughout geographic Macedonia, the Balkans and even Russia.
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