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Shake your tree!



One of the stranger bits of Minoan religion that turns up in art from ancient Crete is the activity known as a 'tree-shaking ritual.' Weird, right? Nothing like it is known from anywhere else. In the process of examining the Archanes seal ring (above) closely for an art project, I had an idea about what those 'trees' might actually be and what the activity might really mean. Details and more pictures of tree-shaking fun on the Minoan Path blog:

Shake your tree!

In the name of the Bee - And of the Butterfly - And of the Breeze - Amen!

#sexuality #crete #minoan #paganism #symbolism

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