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Xara
02/2017: XARA ( HARA )...A VERY BEAUTIFUL YOUNG DONKEY AGED ABOUT 15 YEARS.  SHE WAS OWNED BY A YOUNG WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SMALL FARMING VILLAGE ON THE SLOPES OF MOUNT PSILORITIS.
SHE WAS VERY MUCH LOVED AND WELL CARED FOR BUT SADLY HER OWNER AND CARER DIED SUDDENLY AND THERE WAS NOWHERE FOR XARA TO BE LOVED AND CARED FOR AS SHE HAD BEEN USED TO.
A RELATIVE OF THE OWNER BROUGHT THIS BEAUTIFUL DONKEY TO US A MONTH AGO.  XARA HAS SETTLED IN VERY WELL, SHE HAS A PROBLEM WITH ARTHRITIS IN HER LEGS WHICH WE ARE TREATING.
THIS DONKEY IS A TRUE BEAUTY WITH A VERY GENTLE NATURE.


Xara meaning and name origin
Derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness, joy and happiness"

In Greek mythology, a Charis is one of several Charites (Χάριτες; Greek: "Graces"), goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility, and in Homer's Iliad, Charis is the wife of Hephaestus.[1] Charis is also the Spartan name of a Grace

Origin of name

Saint Chariton the Confessor (Greek: Αγιος Χαρίτων) (3rd century, Iconium, Asia Minor, 4th century) is a Christian saint. His remembrance day is September 28.[1]
In 275, during a pilgrimage from Jerusalem, Chariton was abducted by bandits and brought to a cave in the Farra Valley. Tradition states that his abductors died by drinking wine that was poisoned by a snake. Chariton decided to remain a hermit in the cave after this miraculous death of his abductors

Nameday: 28th of September.

Xara (Hara) is a down to earth person and seeks for realistic goals in her life. She has a good heart and she is very social, and usually has a lot of friends of both sexes.


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