According to local legend, Theodora lived in the 10th century in the town of Vasta. When the area was raided by bandits, she disguised herself as a man to join the defense. In the battle that followed she was fatally wounded, and just before her death asked God to change her body into a church, her hair into a forest, and her blood into the water that will feed the trees.The roots of the trees are invisible, and the locals consider the survival of both the trees and the chapel a miracle.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
St. Theodora's Chapel, Vastas, Greece