sacrifice

What is fish about?

When one thinks about Greece nowadays, surrounded by sea with crystal clear water, delicious food, and especially sea-food, comes to mind. It is peculiar that, in antiquity, fish was not used in sacrifices. Fish and gods did not get along well. Fish is not a sacrifice gods fancy. In Aristophanes' Knights, Aristophanes criticizes Pericles with a grain of humor. "And by Zeus! he carries off bread, meat, and slice of… Read more

Oinops, Sacrifice and Ritual

~ A guest blog by Jacqui Donlon and the Oinops Study Group~ “He looked all sorrowfully out upon the wine-faced [oinops] sea [pontos], and said, “Sperkheios, in vain did my father Peleus vow to you that when I returned home to my loved native land I… Read more