Agia Marina Donkey Rescue
Melina meaning and name origin
Melina is a common female name in Greece. It is a name associated with the Greek word “meli” which means honey
Origin of name
Although a lovely name, Melina’s origins are not exactly clear. It is said that the vast majority of women called Melina consider their name a mixture of names Maria and Eleni.
Some other women adopt the name Melina, as a diminutive of the name Soumela, or Melitini. If the name does come from the combination of name Maria and Eleni, its nameday is celebrated on September 16th, while in any other case, it follows the nameday of the original name.
Nameday: 16th of September & 29th of October
Melina is cute and nice; always good with others, ready to help them in any problem, without asking for something back. It is said that Melina will help you in anything you need, but you should never consider Melina as someone who serves you
Melina's story & photo gallery
MELINA is a big donkey from the village of Moroni, she has worked hard for over 35 yrs pulling a plough and has problems with lameness...
Melina has problems with arthritis and as soon as the cold weather starts, she is very lame. On November 30th 2012, after a difficult week, she left her breakfast untouched and went to lie in the sun then died peacefuly in the afternoon. R.I.P. Melina, you will be missed...
September 16 2012
Χρόνια πολλά/Happy name day to all the Melina's and of course a big donkey kiss for our beautiful girl
06/2012 : BRIONY MASTRO... ARTIST AND DEVOTED ANIMAL LOVER FROM GLOSSOP IN THE PEAK DISTRICT, ENGLAND HAS VERY KINDLY OFFERED FOR AUCTION THIS PAINTING OF THE SAD EYED MELINA, ONE OF OUR ELDERLY RESCUE DONKEYS WHO SUFFERS FROM CHRONIC AND PAIN...FULL ARTHRITIS...
THIS LOVELY OIL PAINTING OF THE SAD EYED LADY MELINA WILL GO TO HAMBURG GERMANY..
MANY THANKS TO ALL THE BIDDERS AND TO BRIONY FOR HER KINDNESS
November 24-26 2012
MELINA...as soon as the temps drop here on Crete, and is not at all cold yet, Melina has problems with arthritis. This morning she is struggling to walk far and feeling very down, we are hoping the medication she is on will start to kick in soon and give her some relief....
November 30 2012
Today we lost our beautiful Melina, our gentle giant who came to us in 2008 after many years of hard work.
Melina was a loner, she never made a special friend like most of our donkeys do but prefered to be on her own.
Each...winter she suffered from severe arthritis, we managed to keep her as painfree as possible with our love,medication and a warm dry environment.
After a difficult week this morning Melina seemed better but would not eat much of her breakfast, she left it untouched and went to lie in the sun then died peacefuly early this afternoon.
The herd have all been to say their goodbyes to Melina, she will be buried tomorrow under an olive tree at the back of our field with our animals who have crossed over the rainbow bridge