Armenia Europa 2022- Stories and Myths

On May 27th, 2022, one postage stamp dedicated to the theme “International. Europa 2022. Stories & Myths” has been put into circulation by Armenia.

The stamp is issued within the frames of “EUROPA” annual International Competition of the Association of European Postal Operators (PostEurop). The postage stamp with the nominal value of 350 AMD depicts the Goddess Astghik.

In the Armenian mythology, Astghik was the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Water. According to the Armenian myths, Astghik, an extraordinary beauty, bathed every night in the Euphrates River. To admire the beauty of the Goddess, the young men lit big fires on Mount Daghonats of Taron region. Protecting herself from the eyes of others, every night Astghik covered the entire Taron Valley with fog.