The Minoan pantheon offers us a collection of different deities and myths to focus on as Summer Solstice approaches here in the northern hemisphere. How will you celebrate? Summer Solstice: Celebrating Modern Minoan Paganism If you'd like to join the conversation about Modern Minoan Paganism and ancient Minoan civilization, head on over to our welcoming community at Ariadne's Tribe on Facebook. In the name of the bee, And of the butterfly, And of the breeze, amen. #goddess #c
Religion isn’t a static thing. We don’t invent a religion once and leave it as is for centuries. Cultures change, people change, and spiritual practice changes, too. Minoan civilization lasted for centuries. Just the “palace” periods, the times when the big temple complexes were being built and rebuilt, lasted about 500 years. Minoan civilization as a whole lasted more than two millennia. And during that time, the spiritual practice in ancient Crete changed and grew. We can t
As we approach Summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, we in the Pagan community celebrate the season with a wide variety of traditions. Today I'm sharing with you a way the ancient Minoans may have marked the season, with a mystery play and public celebration put on by the priesthood of the great temple complex in Knossos: Mystery at Midsummer, Minoan Style May all the gods bless you this and every Midsummer of your lives. In the name of the Bee - And of the Butterf
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.