Aloades is the premium series of the company Besios Limited, the name of which comes from the legend of Aloades in the ancient Greek mythology.
Ancient Greek land. Mountains, plains, rivers, sea, islands. Gods, demigods, Titans, Giants, make up the mosaic of its myth and truth. A coexistence calm but also dark. Gigantomachy… A landmark in the myth for the restoration of peace on the body of mother Gaea- the personification of Earth. The Giants, supernatural beings of divine origin, were born by the body of Gaea, when blood from the wound of Uranus dripped on it. The conflict with the Olympian gods was fatal. With gigantic strength and with the Aloades Otos and Ephialtes as their leaders, they moved mountains, in order to reach the holy palaces of Olympus. They raised Pelion on top of Ossa, and both of them, a mass of rocks, soil, trees and waters, a huge volume, in order to enter Zeus’s throne. The punishment of the gods was severe. A thunder ravaged them and scattered their limbs in the whole country. Their hearts were in Ossa, their limbs in Chalkidiki and the islands of the Aegean, where they swept along the holy olive tree to the Tartarus. According to the myth, the mountains Pelion, Ossa and Athos, as well as the islands Lemnos and Nisyros are Giants transformed into mountains with affection by their mother Gaea- Earth.
The very same mother Earth hosts for centuries now, in the bodies of her gigantic children, our olive groves, raised from their petrified bodies. Holy trees, resistant, bold, at the foot of Ossa and the peninsula of Chalkidiki, continue the myth from the fruit to our preciously cared for olive oil.