Monday, August 30, 2010

An Angel Watching Over

This beautiful angel is standing guard over Panageota's grave at the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Cemetery in Miami, OK. This is one of a very few male angels I have seen.
Panageota
Ethel
Dau of
Nick & Katy
Koronis
1920 - 1927

Just a tad bit of fun information:
I thought the name "Panageota" was very unusal so I googled it and this is what I found. Found the information at http://www.babynamewizard.com/. (Spelling is with an i instead of an e. But close enough.)
Panagiota is derived from the common Greek name for the Virgin Mary, "Panagia". In English, the name directly translates to "all holy". The prefix "pan-" is the Greek word for "all" or "complete" and is commonly used as a prefix in English language (eg. panorama, pantheon, panacea, pandemic etc). The root word "agia" is the Greek word for "holy" (Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul = Cathedral of the Holy Wisdom).

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