History of Greek Food

…and sleep came over him

The Fates covered him
with honey and ashes…

Lullaby by Thodoros Gonis





Beehive used as child’s tomb. Museum of Kissamos, Crete.



*The title comes from Theocritus’ 24th Idyll. It is about Alcmene’s lullaby to her twins Ifickles and Hercules:

‘Sleep, healthful sleep enjoy my blessed twain ;
Sleep happy ! happy wake at coming dawn again.”
And with these words she rocked the mighty shield, And sleep came over them.


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