King Asterion looms large in the mythology of Crete. As the island’s first king, his long reign is associated with Crete’s rich cultural heritage, while as husband to the Phoenician princess Europa and stepfather to her children fathered by the mighty Zeus, he embodies the island’s outward-looking ethos and deep-rooted hospitality. So, Asterion is the first King of Crete, the husband of Europa, and the stepfather of Minoas.
But where is he from? What is his true origin?
Asterion was one of the Gods’ favourites. Because they knew that he was different. He was a man with strong intuition, which helped him receive and understand the secrets of Gods. He was born from the explosion of a supernova, which made him so bright that it gave him the ability to create a magnificent civilization. He was a cosmic amphora comprised of flesh and bone that contained the essence of the universe. He was a wise creature, made from stardust, created from all the atoms of the big bang, a unique being, that evolved from the depths of space and time like a flaming star.