Daily Archives: June 7, 2021

Little Santorini
Shades of Santorini, Nefeli – June 2021

Nefeli – this is the name of the island of which I’m about to tell you. Named thus after Nephele, the cloud nymph of Greek mythology. Created by Zeus from a cloud (νέφος – nephos – in Greek) in the image of Hera; mother of the Centaurs, and also of Phrixus and Helle, who both featured prominently in the myth of the Golden Fleece.

Being Greek, I’m always interested in regions and builds inspired by my country; this part of the world is woefully under-represented in Second Life, as buildings, trees, shrubs, bushes, and even geological features that are found here are very few and far between on the Marketplace and in mainstores, and what I do find is usually disappointing. Lately, however, a few new places have started popping up, featuring Greek-themed parts that are of a higher calibre than was the norm. Nefeli is one of them, and I think it’s safe to say it captures the essence and morphology of the Greek islands better than most similarly-themed regions I’ve seen so far.

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