Ariadne's Tribe: Minoan Spirituality for the Modern World

Walk the sacred labyrinth with Ariadne, the Minotaur, the Great Mothers, Dionysus, and the rest of the Minoan family of deities. Ariadne's Tribe is an independent spiritual tradition that brings the deities of the ancient Minoans alive in the modern world. We're a revivalist tradition, not a reconstructionist one. We rely heavily on shared gnosis and the practical realities of Paganism in the modern world. Ariadne's thread reaches across the millennia to connect us with the divine. Will you follow where it leads?

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Connecting with the Ancient Minoans

Many of us are fascinated by ancient cultures. We may also feel drawn to them spiritually, like I and the other Tribe members are with the Minoans.

But the Minoans lived thousands of years ago. How can we connect with them today?

Calling on their deities is one way, of course.

But we can also connect with the humans of ancient Crete by learning what their daily lives were like. That can help make them more real to us, because after all, they were people who did many of the same things we do: wear clothes, eat food, work daily jobs, love others.

I've written a number of posts that can help with that. A lot of them revolve around food, since a culture's foodways are among the easiest methods of connecting with them - you gotta eat! But their cosmetics, clothing, gardens, and music can also help us recognize their humanity.

Here's a selection of my Minoan culture posts so you don't have to go digging through the archives to find them.

Minoan Cooking: A taste of the ancient world

Food and Cooking in Minoan Crete

A Minoan Grocery List, Sort Of

The Minoan Herb Garden and Spice Cabinet

The Minoan Vegetable Garden

Minoan Jobs: Bronze Age Occupations

Ancient Minoan Good Doggos 

The Colors of Ancient Crete: Minoan Natural Dyes

Minoan Cosmetics: Do It Yourself!

Music among the Minoans

Incense for Ancient Minoans and Modern Pagans

Sacred Smoke: Minoan Incense


And just for fun, a couple of Minoan-themed recipes:

Tasty Treats, Minoan Style

A Midsummer tipple, Minoan style



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Laura Perry is a priestess and creator who works magic with words, paint, ink, music, textiles, and herbs. She's the founder and Temple Mom of Ariadne's Tribe, an inclusive Minoan spiritual tradition. When she's not busy drawing and writing, you can find her in the garden or giving living history demonstrations at local historic sites.


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