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In the Black Sea region of Turkey, ‘mad honey’ is produced from the nectar of the Rhododendron ponticum or the Rhododendron luteum which contain grayanotoxin and is consumed as folk medicine. Poisoning due to its consumption has been known for over 2,400 years in Pontos, in north-east Anatolia.
Chrysanthos Theodoridis (1934-2005), better known simply as Chrysanthos, is the most well known singer and song writer of Pontic Greek music. He was referred to as 'the nightingale of Pontus' owing to his powerful and beautiful voice. He was born in Oinoi, Kozani, Greece in 1934. His parents were Pontic Greek refugees from Pezirkian Kiatsit in the Kars region of north eastern Turkey.