In Orthodox Greece, epiphany – January 6th – commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan by John the Baptist.
In ancient Greece myriad of myths talked about the importance of water and its creatures – gods, nymphs, daemons – for fertility, rejuvenation, forgiveness, but also for oblivion and death.
Water rituals were also performed before the iniates were brought to the Sanctuary for unveiling the mysteries of life.
6 January 2018 _ Plaka, Leonidio_Greece. Credit: Christoph Ziegler.
The Baptism_Monastery of Daphni_Unesco site_10th century mosaic. Credit: Loukia Richards