In Greek architecture, stoa is a
freestanding colonnade or covered walkway; also, a long open building, its
roof supported by one or more rows of columns parallel to the rear wall.
The Stoa of Attalus at Athens is a prime example. Stoae (plural for
Stoa) surrounded marketplaces and sanctuaries and formed places of
business and public promenade.
Since this area was the promenade of the marketplace, it
was also the place where cultures intermingled. Greece was the
center of the classical world and drew scholars, merchants and travelers
from everywhere. In our more modern Elysium Gates we felt that this
was the ideal place for those members that wished to focus on cultural
traditions such as Celtic, Hispanic and Native American and also sites
that explore the vast diversity one can experience through travel. In Stoa one will also find service groups that serve the community.
This area is dedicated to celebrating the differences while honoring our
our Newest member!
Masonic Lodge 118 of North Carolina
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When a new resident is accepted for membership, they will receive their space in one of several areas. These areas are divided by site content and may be specifically requested by the prospective member but are usually assigned by the Elysium Gates Staff based on subject matter. Note that we do support domain names also.