EL
Greek Travel Pages

Location information

Listed 2 sub titles with search on: Ancients' feasts, games and rituals for destination: "KYDONIA Ancient city CHANIA".


Ancients' feasts, games and rituals (2)

Festivals for gods and gods' deeds

Hermaea

A festival celebrated at Cydonia, in the island of Crete, at which the slaves enjoyed complete freedom, and were waited upon by their masters, the usage suggesting the Roman Saturnalia. Other feasts in honour of Hermes were held at Athens in the gymnasia, at Pheneos, Tanagra, Pellene, etc.


Dictynnia

A festival with sacrifices, celebrated at Cydonia in Crete, in honour of Artemis, surnamed Diktunna, from diktuon, "a hunter's net". Particulars respecting its celebration are not known. Artemis Diktunna was also worshipped at Sparta and at Ambrysos in Phocis


You are able to search for more information in greater and/or surrounding areas by choosing one of the titles below and clicking on "more".

Ferry Departures
From

Copyright 1999-2019 International Publications Ltd.