For my 33rd birthday, I decided to honor my Cretan ancestors by conducting a Minoan-inspired ritual. I place emphasis on the word inspired because we don’t know the full scope of Minoan religion, but we are aware of quite a bit from frescoes, statues, and other archeological findings. Therefore, I integrated a mix of my research, Cretan traditions, and intuition. Speaking of ancestry, I’ll devote an entire post to a DNA study that connects modern day Cretans to the Minoans, especially from the maternal line, so stay on the lookout for that.
Based off residue found in various storage vessels throughout Knossos and other palaces, we more or less know what the Minoan’s ate. So, with that in mind, I filled a bowl with kalamata olives from Crete (you’d be surprised how easy it is to…
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