Be a member
Send article with e-mail
Your e-mail *
Friend e-mail *
CAPTCHA *
CAPTCHA Code *
Refresh CAPTCHA
Comment
* required fields
Send
More
- +
by Archaeology Newsroom

Bull sacrifice and funerary rites at Aghridia on the island of Imbros

Despite the fierce persecutions against the Greek population of the island, that naturally has caused its diminishing, many rites, religious and other ,still survive that derive from the Hellenic and Prehellenic antiquity. Among other customs is the sacrifice of bulls on the 15th of August at Aghridia and the” necrodeipnon”, that is the visit to the cemetery on that same day, which is accompanied by food offerings to the dead and the living having their meals on the tombs.

This article not only includes a description of the specific customs, as they were performed in August 1990, but also underlines the particular features indicative of the continuous cultural presence of Hellenism on the island of Imbros.