The fresco itself, probably completed around 1500 BCE, describes a popular sport of the time. "Bull leaping" involves directly approaching a violent bull. This appears similar to the spanish practice of bullfighting, however, there are two major differences. First, this activity involves no harm to the bull, since they are a worshiped animal; no weapons are used and it would be useless to attempt to hurt the bull during the sport. Second, the challenge, while only possible for the most physically able, is not a feat of pure strength. An athlete of this sport would have to stand firm as a charging bull would charge directly at the competitor. The person would then literally grab the bull by the horns, be jolted onto its back, and, if successful, land successfully on its back safely. Unlike many Roman games, this was not meant to be a blood sport. Any person who could successfully do this action once would be considered a hero for life. While this form of bull leaping could have been successful has been debated, but all agree that an activity similar to this was at the center of this culture. Each people have their own specific and fascinating practice, and this fresco allows for us to look into the practices of an otherwise mythical and mysterious people.