An acrobatic sport of Minoan Crete involving bulls. The numerous depictions of the sport in frescoes, seals, figurines and other objects indicate that bull-leaping was a real event, rather than just a depiction of a myth. Men and women (rendered in the frescoes in red and white respectively) executed leaps over charging bulls, an extremely risky enterprise demonstrating their acrobatic skill and daring. The sequence of movements from the ground to the back of the bull and landing on the ground again, and the ritual significance of the sport, have formed the subject of many studies. As we see from the iconography, bull-leaping and bull-hunting symbolised Knossian authority.