Ave Aya Tekla
There was a temple in Silifke named after goddess Athena in the dwelling place known as Kokysionoros in the Helenistic or Early Roman era for the Christian Ave. Athena Kannetis and Aya Tekla must have been identified, after the adoption of the Christianity. 24 September is the Holy Day of Ave Thekla who is supposed to have lived around Silifke, according to East Church. She was considered as the equal of Athena Kannetis, which was widespreadly worshipped in Silifke in the previous eras; and even according to the holy area of Athena – those of the Nazianus; the Ave was named “parthenon”. (“Parthenon” means the house of the virgins and it is used to identify the nuns of Athena. “Virginity” here means the woman who owns herself.) It should not be forgot that many churches of this type around Silifke were built on or next to the ancient Zeus and Athena Temples. Worshipping Ave Thekla is done on 24 September in Istanbul at Aya Yorgi church in Buyukada; that situation associates the applications done in the honour of goddess and god in the pagan festivities, on 21 September – prior and after it, which is the autumnal equinox.
My place is in Silifke, people
call me like the Virgin Mary. I have been blessed since thousands of years.
Previously, my name was Athena. I became the first Ave of the Christian
religion. I am famous in many parts of the world, where I deliver healings with