In ancient times, the inhabitants of the Greek island of Crete sacrificing virgins greek mythology
human sacrifice to appease gods whom they believed threatened them with earthquakes. In a December 20 sacrificing virgins greek mythology
at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, archaeologist and lead excavator Maria Vlazaki-Andreadaki addressed the evidence of ritual sacrifice that occured at the ancient palace of Kydonia, located on a hilltop on Crete. Vlazaki-Andreadaki and her colleagues constructed the following timeline of events, according to Archaeology News Network: First, an earthquake struck, on the heels of which came a massive fire. Decades ago, an archaeologist had proposed evidence of child sacrifice and cannibalism, according to The New York Times. Various artifacts recovered from the site of a human sacrifice in Kydonia. In the lead-up to the Trojan War, King Agamemnon unwittingly angered the goddess Artemis by killing one of her sacred deer, upon which she essentially held the winds hostage—putting his fleet dead in the water— until he sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia.