Noelle Soren

An exquisite gold-and-silver bull figurine was found by author David Soren’s excavation team in the sanctuary’s altar, a small round structure made of piled stones. Although Apollo himself was not represented anthropomorphically at Kourion (though he was represented by sacred standing stones, called baetyls), worshipers brought both human- and animal-shaped statues to the sanctuary to ask favors of the god.