WHAT DOES KALIKATZAROUS MEAN
The Kalikatzarous is a type of goblin in Greek folk tradition.
The theme of the “kalikatzarous” is common among the popular cultures of Southern Eastern Europe, while it is also linked to equivalent folkloric traditions of Western and Middle European cultures (originating from Ro-man Saturnalia).
The theme of the malevolent and unsettling creatures creates a common cultural ground shared among the peoples of the Balkans and beyond, as the research of the creator has shown, while it also has links to folkloric elements of the Anatolia.
This theme has been nourishing the imagination of people regardless of their geographical positioning since the Middle Ages and it is firmly rooted in the European common cultural memory.
he presentation of the Greek version of the Kalikantzarous/Goblin myth in the plot of the the Siakas' film "Kalikatzarous"highlights shared fundamental values of the Europe Union and poses important questions that become more relevant in our time where the battle with the darkness of fear and phenomena of intolerance and fanaticism are becoming more and more intense.