22 May 1839

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease noted in his diary the functions of the Athienou muleteers:

The muleteers of Athienou appoint one of their number annually to go to Nicosia to live, where he receives and gets all the letters, especially of the government and is called upon by the demogerondes whenever they need his aid in procuring animals for the case of the government so also whenever the villagers of Athienou wish to make any complaint to the government or procure redress they go through him.