Would you leap over a charging bull?

Excerpt from A Child's Geography: Explore the Classical World

bull leaping

On the island of Crete, the bull was celebrated and worshiped by the ancient Minoans, as well as by other nearby Mediterranean civilizations. The scenes in these old frescoes show young athletes vaulting over bulls as part of a ceremonial ritual, not unlike how modern gymnasts flip, twist and turn over the vault during the Olympic games—only this vault moves! How would you like to leap over a charging bull?

Published in: A Child's Geography