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Here the old minoan-goddesses shall dwell again.

The special page with much more information
on the old minoan-religion is ready since 19th Jan. 99.

 

I would like to recommend a book to all that are bewitched by the old minoan culture. 
Vince and Sandra Peddle have written the first book: 

The Moon Maiden of the Bulldancers Trilogy.

It is a superb novell with danger, love, crime and all that placed in a world of goddess culture and religion. Really worth a read. 

You can get the book at amazon.  

 

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The art which illustrates Minoan religion clearly indicates that those figures
which are plausibly to be identified as divinities are overwhelmingly of the female sex.

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Britomartis

( "Sweet Virgin"): Minoan Moongoddess, who represents the female spirit of nature. May also be the name of the Great Goddess of Life, Death and Reincarnation of the Minoan Crete. Her Symbol was the snake and the doubleaxe.

Pasiphae

Minoan Goddess: Daughter of the sun and the moon. In her human form she was represented by the Priestess-Queen of Crete. She married as the cow-goddess the bull-god in a symbolic shamanic marriage, in pray for fertility.

Europa

Minoan Moongoddess, which Zeus in the incarnation of a bull moved with violence to Europe. Somewhat a myth telling the story where the greek culture actually came from.

The Snake Goddess
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Represented by the statues of the Temple Repositories at Knossos as well as by some of the later bell-shaped terracotta figurines of the Late Minoan period, this particular goddess is usually considered to be a household divinity and interestingly does not appear on seals.

Goddess of Vegetation

Dominating female figures on a number of seals are often identified as deities.

Mistress of Animals (or of the Mountain)

A famous seal impression from Knossos shows a female figure holding a staff and standing on top of a cairn or rocky hill. She is flanked by antithetic lions, beyond which are a shrine on one side and a saluting male on the other. A second seal from Knossos shows a capped female with a staff walking next to a lion, another pose of the same Mistress of Animals figure.