Offerings of Honey
.1 pa-si-te-o-i / me-ri *209VAS 1
.2 da-pu2-ri-to-jo / po-ti-ni-ja ‘me-ri’ *209VAS 1
1. *209 VAS | amphora
2. da-pu2-ri-to-jo | †of Deborah, the prophetess of Israel
3. me-ri | μάρι(ς) (maris) | a liquid measure
3. me-ri | μερί(ς) (meris) | a contribution, *an offering
3. me-ri | μελί (meli) | honey
4. pa-si-te-o-i | *φασιταοί (pasitaoi) | *a crying peacock, which was sacred to Hera
5. po-ti-ni-ja | πότνια (potnia) | lady, mistress (attested)
.1 *φασιταοί / μερί *amphora = 1
- one offering (of honey) (in the name) of (Hera)
.2 da-pu2-ri-to-jo / πότνια ‘μερί’ *amphora = 1
- one offering (of honey) to the mistress of Deborah
Notes: At this time, while I do not understand the significance of the association between the peacock and Hera, I simply interpret Hera as the peacock’s deification. Thus far, there is no Greek equivalent for da-pu2-ri-to-jo, which appears to be a Greek inflection of a borrowed word. As mentioned in the Bible, דִּבְּר֥וּ dburh “Deborah”, as prophetess [Judges 4 and 5 KJV] and ruler of ancient Israel, was “Queen Bee” (or Bee Goddess); her priestesses were also known as Deborahs. See du.pu2.re. In Greek mythology, descendants of the Bee Goddess included Cybele, Demeter, and Rhea, who were known as the Melissae [“Bee Goddess”], from μέλισσα (Melissa) (Attic μέλιττα) “a bee”.
- Bee Goddess. Temple of Theola.org. Ret. on 20 Nov 2014.
- Chadwick, John et al. 1998. Corpus of Mycenaean Inscriptions from Knossos, Vol. IV (8000-9947). Cambridge University Press.