Leonard Cohen's Hydra House-Door Knocker

Photo: Eva Martonyi (2011)

From June 17, 2011  leonardcohenforum

There have been various photos and accounts of the ancient door knocker on Leonard Cohen's house on Hydra.  Until now, I was not familiar with the detail of this adornment until I viewed both of Eva Martonyi's and Maarten Massa's outstanding Hydra 2011 albums.

Photo: Maarten Massa (2011)

The design of the door knocker intrigued me. So I hunted for more information and found:

(1) A description by "Dem" on the leonardcohenforum:
...the knocker on the door.
A left female hand and two little Stars of David.
(2)  A site dedicated to the Star of David which includes some added description here

Fatima Hand Chamsa with Six-pointed Stars
Shot at
Kefalonia Island, Greece
Picture is courtesy of "Tony Tea" from Flickr
I Think that this combination of Chamsa and Six-pointed Stars
is meant to act double efficiently against Evil Eye

(3) An earlier photo of Leonard Cohen's door knocker included in the Hydra house photo collection recorded by Rauli, Eija and Jarkko Arjatsalo (c2002). here

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Update:  Hydra Door Knocker in motion

Photo: Szilvia Szanto (2011)

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth Bacon-SmithJanuary 3, 2013 at 6:05 AM

    GORGEOUS photos, Arlene!!!

    THANK YOU to everyone who took such great photos of the details and placement!

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