Learning about the daily lives of ancient people can help us connect with their culture and ultimately, their spirituality as well. Today on the Minoan Path blog I'm exploring how the Minoans cooked. You might be surprised to find out what they used instead of hearths and fireplaces: Minoan Cooking: A taste of the ancient world To join the conversation about Modern Minoan Paganism and ancient Minoan culture and religion, head on over to our welcoming community at Ariadne's Tr
Offerings are a major part of Modern Minoan Paganism, but it's important to understand that each deity has offerings they like and offerings you shouldn't give them. The gods have their own individual tastes just like we do. Today on the Minoan Path blog I've shared a few "safe bet" offerings for many of the Minoan gods and goddesses: Offering to the Minoan Gods Do you make offerings to the deities you have relationships with? In the name of the bee, And of the butterfly, And
Summer Solstice is coming up soon. This season always makes me think of fuzzy honeybees meandering from flower to flower, sipping the nectar and carrying it back to the hive to make honey. People have loved honey for millennia, and the ancient Minoans were no different. They brewed the honey-wine called mead to drink at festive occasions such as the Summer Solstice. I've been brewing mead since 1993, and today I'm sharing my recipe with you. It's surprisingly simple to make.
Late in the summer of 1993, I flipped through the Lughnasadh issue of Keltria Journal and was inspired to try my hand at mead-making. To be honest, I wasn’t all that thrilled with the few types of store-bought mead I had sampled; there weren't very many choices at the time and they were all expensive. But being a Pagan of northwestern European descent, I figured I owed it to my ancestors to give it a proper try. It was enough of a success that I decided I liked mead and kept