Ero's story & photo gallery
2013: Our new donkey Iphigenia surprised us and we are overjoyed to intruce our new baby girl donkey born in the early hours of a Monday morning...ERO .a wonderful surprise and very heartwarming after the recent sadness of losing three of our beloved elderly donkeys ...Melina, Violetta & Antigoni.
Ero meaning and name origin
Iro is one of the rare ancient names celebrated in the Greek orthodox Calender, although not referring to a saint. Iro was the priestess of Aphrodite, known for her beauty.
Iro was living in the town of Sistos at the one side of Ellispontos. She fell in love with a young man named Leandros, who lived on the other side of the sea.
Every night Iro would light a lamp allowing her lover to cross the sea and get to her. The story is rather sad though, as the lovers were doing the same thing every night until winter came. They decided to seperate waiting for spring to come, but one night Iro forgot her lamp on by the beach. Leandros saw the light and considered it an invitation and decided to swim within the cold waters. Leandros died and Iro, when found out, fell in the sea to hug the dead body of her lover. She died as well and the residents of Sistos burried them in a common tomb. Since then, the myth of Iro and Leandros became a legend.
Nameday: 10th of August
Iro is full of life and energy. She is independent and she is often dedicated to her job.
December 1 2013
ERO came as a surprise to us when we rescued Iphigenia. Soon after her arrival she gave birth to a girl donkey born in the early hours of Monday morning. She is the sweetest little girl that brings the joy of being young to our Sanctuary
Agia Marina Donkey Rescue