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Agios Epifanios Oreinis (Greek:  Άγιος Επιφάνιος Ορεινής ) is a community in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, located 5 km southwest of Klirou.

Year Population
1946

295

1960 310
1982 348
1992 352
2001 338

History

The village of Agios Epifanios was initially created by the unification of ostracized groups[2] that moved during the critical period of transition to Christianity.[3] Many pagans took refuge to the mountains in order to avoid oppressions. In a move to end the destruction and political chaos, Epiphanius of Salamis amended protective areas for those who choose not to convert to Christianity. These areas were marked for believers and not believers. At the time, the non-believers territory was called the Pistilous area. Most of these protective zones were in the mountains. The region now known as Pitsillia region[4] and those who chose not to convert to Christianity were ostracized there.

According to legend among the earliest inhabitants of this village were a mother and three daughters[5] (family of a pagan high priest) within the vicinity.

References

^ Census 2001
^ http://www.palaichori.org/english/generalHistory.shtm
^ http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/da/da.nsf/page44_en/page44_en?OpenDocument
^ http://www.agiosepifanios.org/english/history.shtm

See also

Panagia Oreinis (Παναγιά Ορεινής)

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