Feb 15, 2012

Work Like the Bees

Time travel on the tiny wings of a bee...into the Greek Outlook.

The Minoan Bee was found in the Old Palace cemetery at Chrysolakkos, outside the Palace of Malia, the 3rd largest Minoan Palace on the island of Crete (after Knossos and Pheastos), in Greece. It dates back to the Bronze Age during the Protopalatial Period (1800 - 1700 BC). This is very detailed representation of two bees carrying a drop of honey to their honeycomb. The two bees flank the drop of honey at center in perfect symmetry.

The Myceneans continued well into the Homeric tradition the admiration for the bee.

Mycenean signet ring (Reynold Higgins, Minoan and Mycenaean Art, Thames and Hudson)

Beeswax candles represent the sobriety of Easter Week and the sense of community.

Greek Orthodox church beeswax candes

Greek brand Apivita Queen Bee night cream via NYTimes
The bee enters many a care. Skincare on this instance. Give Greece a chance.


And then you have Anonymous busy like little bees hacking Greek state sites and media, fascinated by how far this master plan of world terror is going to go.

pics via NYTimes, aeoluskephas.blogspot.com, paintingskiathos.wordpress

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