Crete Labyrinth

Crete Labyrinth

Crete Labyrinth The Labyrinth of Crete & The Myth of the Minotaur Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. Well known for its beautiful coastline full of coves, bays, peninsulas, and sandy beaches, it is also a place of historic importance as the home of the Minoan civilization ( 3000-11-BC) during the Bronze Age. To date, much important archaeological finds have been discovered in Crete including Knossos Palace, pottery, tool, inscription and arts as well ass the famous Labyrinth of Messara, of which it is popularly associated with the myth of the Minotaur. The Minotaur was a bull-man mythical creature often depicted in religious ceremonies during the Minoan civilization. He was believed to be the offspring of Queen Pasiphae of Crete and a bull sent from the sea god Poseidon as punishment to Minos, Pasiphae’s husband , for angering him. The Minotaur was banished to the labyrinth of Messara, a twisting maze. Youths and maidens were offered as regular sacrifice to the Minotaur to satisfy his cannibalistic hunger. Theseus, himself once of the youths to be sacrificed, defeated the Minotaur and was pronounced a hero warrior. Size: 12″ x 10 1/5″ x 2 2/5 Age:  6+  

Trying to see how the pieces fit and re-assessing where they can go if they do not fit is a good exercise to check and re-evaluate the choices. Each piece can only come in one place, so there is no compromise and negotiation that takes place in so many other aspects of modern life. This forces the player to continually re-evaluate his decisions and learns to be patient with the process because it is an integral part of the game.

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