For ergonomic pouring. You could hold the amphora with one hand by one of the handles at its neck, while using another hand to steady and lift the base as you tip and pour it out. The stubby point on the bottom of the amphora makes for a nice handgrip.
There are many theories about the origins of birthday candles. I quoting some of them from internet
Some believe that the tradition of birthday candles began in Ancient
Greece, when people brought cakes adorned with lit candles to the
temple of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. The candles were lit to make
them glow like the moon, a popular symbol associated ...