We know that the dead had to have a coin in their mouth to pay for their trip to the Underworld. What we forget is that in the 5th century it was also customary for living people to keep coins in their mouth! Was it because their clothes were not very practical and had no… Continue reading Coin in the mouth
Enyalius was one of the meanest Gods in ancient Sparta. Blood and gore was what he liked. So what did they sacrifice to him? Puppies!
In Leucada there is a cliff called Lovers Leap, reputed to help lovers forget their woes. Sapho is said to have jumped from here. At the festival of Apollo every year, a criminal was thrown off for good measure. But not just like that! They attached feathers of all sorts to him in some sort… Continue reading Lovers leap to death