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by Archaeology Newsroom

Dreams in modern Greece

Dreams since the 19th century, real dreams, dreams taken from literature. By being recited in public, the dreams in the Mani area become fundamentally social. The expectations of the local “audience”, influenced the children of Naxos in the dreams they saw of the Virgin Mary and Saint Anne. Dreams predict and also challenge the immediate future. They have their own natural language, led by that of the Greeks in Sweden. Dreams, daydreams, fleeting thoughts involve the imagination. Imagination and the narrative nature of both the dream and the short story, made it easy for Visyinos and Papadiamantis to include narratives of dreamlike events in their writing.