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Friday, December 11, 2009

Greece & Uruguay, The Sun & Cross

Flag of URUGUAY


Greece and Uruguay are a union of the Old and New Worlds. They are worlds away yet much closer than most. Greece is a nation of the Eastern Mediterranean while Uruguay culturally is of the Western Mediterranean, since they are Catholic and speak Spanish.


Flag of GREECE

As you can see both flags have blue and white stripes, nine to be exact. The primary difference is that Greece has 5 blue and 4 white, while Uruguay has 5 white and 4 blue. The upper left box - Canton - also has differing symbols. Greece a cross, Uruguay a sun.

These two flags unite the sun with the cross. Both nations are dominantly of the cross but their rivers of Christianity diverged at the turn of the first millennium, when the European Church split between Rome and Constantinople.

This grandest and first rip in the Christian Universe occurred simultaneously as the remnant wake of a distant sun in a 'galaxy far, far away' exploded - BECOMING A SUPERNOVA - in 1054. Since then Uruguay flows with the Pope of Rome while Greece follows the first patriarch of the Orthodox Church near Mt. Athos.

The sun is perhaps the most brilliant symbol in all the heavens, even if you were blind you can still feel the presence of this most luminous specter in the skies. It crosses the heavens with gentility and is never late nor too early. It's constant perfection is a metaphor for the grand cosmic creator and many civilizations for a time have worshiped this icon from Rome, Greece, Scandinavia, and along the ancient coasts of South America.

The cross is perhaps the most widespread icon of the world, on every continent and in nearly every nation a small community of Christians uses this symbol to invoke their spirit into the divine.

Around the world a union of Christianity and the perpetual cycle of the sun have collided into the creation of Christmas. Bitter for some, yet sweet for most this cosmic celebration of the sun with the birth of Christ has a spirit of its own, the Spirit of Christmas.

Recently both nations came into their modern age during the same time period. Uruguay's road to independence was molded by Spain, Brazil, and Argentina. Finally with British assistance Uruguay became an independent nation in 1827. Greece finally broke free from the Ottoman Empire in 1829, again with British help. Greek recognition as a nation formalized with the 1830 London Protocol, while in 1830 Uruguay had is first Constitution.

Their stripes and colours shimmer along similar lines. I ask you is it all just a coincidence or is something strange going on here?

2 comments:

  1. You are right! And apart from all these things you mentioned there is also something even more surprising that doesn't look like a coincidence! Both countries' official motto is "Liberty or death!" There must have been some common influence there! :)

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  2. :) the Argentina flag. Uruguay was part of the United Province during the revolutionary era, their troops were under the same flag until their own independence. Sailors from diferent part of the world were in the small fleet -3 merchants- that fought against otoman empire, in creta`s coast during independence greek`s campaign. those 3 small ships were working as corsairs in the antillas using argentinians flag when traders from creta ofered them a best deal. Then they join the greek navy in the egeo sea battle. the 3 ships were sunk, but not before cause a great damage in the otoman`s fleet. the greek navy adopted that flag and lema as their own, in order to cause fear in the enemy. blue and white were also famous corsairs colours in the atlantic.

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