9 Mar 2013

The Pagan Sites of Europe Remembered (21): The Temple Complex of Samothrace

One of the most important sites of pagan remains in Europe and the world is the temple complex on the Aegean island of Samothrace, located off the Thracian coast. Before the Christian apocalypse, this was connected to a cult that worshipped the "Cabeiri," a group of mysterious gods connected to the underworld. These gods are thought to have had pre-Greek influences, including Hittite, Thracian, proto-Etruscan, and Phrygian.