I found a really interesting article on ABCNews.com about the discovery of some human remains of a teenager on Mount Lykaion in Greece. This mountain is the infamous mountain where the Greek God Zeus was supposedly born. The remains are said to be about 3000 years old, and could be a determining factor in the verdict of an ancient Greek myth. According to the article, in a sacrifice for Zeus, “a boy was sacrificed with the animals and all the meat was cooked and eaten together. Whoever ate the human part would become a wolf for nine years.” The remains were indeed found next to a mound of ashes from numerous animals as well. The cause of death of the teenager has not been determined yet, but this amazing discovery could actually confirm this incredible myth.
This article immediately caught my eye because I think the Greek God era is beyond interesting! The fact that these human remains exactly match that ancient Greek myth is absolutely absurd to me. I really want to see what the cause of death was because it would be so cool if the cause actually matched up with the myth as well. Apparently they have only excavated seven percent of the altar so far, so I really can’t wait to see what else they find!
Here’s the link if anyone wants to give it a read!