By Morgause Fonteleve
Bees are a symbol of life and regeneration of life for many obvious biological reasons as well as the role they play in pollination in agriculture. Propolis is beneficial for human health and has antimicrobial, antimycotic, anti-tumour, anti-plaque and immunomodulator properties.
Outside these obvious reasons bees were seen as sacred to most Ancient Cultures and Religions. Why? (Look for the hidden analogies and allegories below)
Once upon a time there was a Hittite Goddess named Hannahanna. Telepinu the God, disappeared and took all life along with him. Fields lay fallow, fires in the hearths were extinguished, springs and brooks ran dry and mankind and all life on earth began to weaken and die. All the Gods joined forces and attempted to find Telepinu in order to restore LIFE on the planet. The Sun God sent out an eagle, but it did not find Telepinu, the Storm God attempted to find him but failed too. Finally, Hannahanna, the Mother, sent out her bee. The bee found Telepinu where he lay sleeping in a meadow and stung him. Telepinu woke up and was furious. His loud outburst and rage caused earthquakes and floods, restoring life back to its natural state.