taurokathapsia

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taurokathapsia

an ancient Cretan sport for both sexes involving grasping the horns of a bull and tumbling over him; bull-leaping.
See also: Bulls and Bullfighting
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This momentous private complex focuses on a huge yard, where it appears they engaged in "bull-leaping" which involved running towards a bull, grabbing it by the horns, and somersaulting over it.
You can see copies of murals uncovered on the walls, one of the most fascinating depicting the sport of bull-leaping.
"My favourite part of making Atlantis was drinking cocktails in Morocco with Sarah Parish!" In this week's episode, also guest starring Oliver Walker as Heptarian, the gang are ordered by Poseidon to prove their bravery in a bull-leaping contest.
"The study shows that the activities of warriors included such diverse things as public displays of bull-leaping, boxing contests, wrestling, hunting, sparring and duelling.
Second, he outlines historical issues related to cattle use in Bronze Age palatial economies, including roles in ritual and feasting, and for the Minoans, in bull-leaping. All these institutions required a ready supply of cattle.
Using computer reconstruction and an amazing amount of patience, the authors document the fragments of the wall paintings of bull-leaping at the two sites in meticulous detail and supply their reconstruction of the entire original frieze.