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The mythology of cake

Cake with honey syrup and walnuts

According to the food historians, ancient cakes were more bread-like and sweetened with honey. Nuts and dried fruits were often added.

In Ancient Greece, Artemis was the goddess of the hunt and the Moon. Myth says that cakes brought to the temple of Artemis were adorned with candles to make them glow like the Moon, also believed that smoke was a vehicle to carry prayers up to the gods, and it is possible that this idea is the basis for our modern “make a wish” tradition.

Cake

Mythical

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5 Comments

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  2. Sørk says

    That’s really cool. Now I’m wondering how many other day-in-day-out things have some deeper mythical resonance.

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