Category: History and myths

Bull cult

As you know, there is a myth about a monster with a bull’s head, lived in the Labyrinth, a son of a bull and the wife of the Cretan king Minos, result of an unnatural connection. He was killed by the Athenian Theseus. The myth is associated with the Minoan culture that existed in Crete […]

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About Achaeans, Danaans and other ancestors

When we are introduced to Homer’s Iliad, which describes the events of the Trojan War of the XIII-XII centuries BC, we are confronted with the question of what is the difference between the Achaeans and the Danaans. The beginning of the plot becomes the dispute of the goddesses and the judgement of Paris. The topic […]

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The Cretan Bull

The Cretan Bull was a bull that appeared in the myth of the Labours of Heracles, as well as the myth of the Minotaur, in Greek mythology. It was the creature that Pasiphae (the wife of the Minos) fell in love with. Minos was king in Crete. In order to confirm his right to rule, rather than any of his brothers, […]

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Europa was the mother of King Minos of Crete

Europa was the mother of King Minos of Crete, a woman with Phoenician origin of high lineage, and after whom the continent Europe was named. The mythographers tell that Zeus was enamored of Europa and decided to seduce or ravish her, the two being near-equivalent in Greek myth. He transformed himself into a tame white […]

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History of the Minotaur Island

The Minoan civilization is an Aegean civilization that originated on the island of Crete and flourished in 2700-1450 BC. At the height of the flourishing Minoan civilization, a unification of Crete created the sea power of the King Minos and possibilities for a wide scale of Cretan commercial activities in the basin of the Aegean […]

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