in our books and games based on the Phaistos Disk
by H. Peter Aleff
The Royal Game of the Goose
and of the Phaistos Labyrinth
the phases of the moon and the seasons of the sun, counting days and months as we count cribbage points. They also tried to predict events by tossing oracle lots and dice.
time as the Phaistos Disk. Professor Herberger, who sketched it from that seal for his book, "The Thread of Ariadne" (1972), interprets the lion's claws, bull's head and griffon wings as representing the three seasons of the Minoan year, held together by the sacred knot as a sign of completion and renewal for a cycle of time. This symbol combines the lions, bulls and winged cherubim King Solomon's craftsmen carved on the panels of his Temple (I Kings 7, 29).
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