Female deity reigns

The following is a reblog from one of my favorite sites, ETERNAL ATLANTIS, by Luciana Cavallaro. This is an article from the ongoing series on the Ancient Minoan society and their worship of the female goddess entitled, “Female deity reigns..” A predominant feature of Minoan culture was their affiliation with nature and the worship of a female goddess. Through their art, archaeologists have been able to identify the multiple roles the goddess represented.

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A predominant feature of Minoan culture was their affiliation with nature and the worship of a female goddess. Through their art, archaeologists have been able to identify the multiple roles the goddess represented. The Minoans also worshipped a male god, represented by the bull and the sun otherwise known as the ‘Earthshaker’. In later mythology, this was linked to Poseidon, Greek god of the sea, and the bull was his symbol as were horses. He did after all gift King Minos with a white bull to sacrifice in exchange for rulership of Crete and surrounding islands. For those familiar with the myth will know the outcome of the decision King Minos made by not sacrificing the bull to Poseidon.

Minoan Snake Goddess Heraklion Museum Courtesy of Wikipedia Minoan Snake Goddess
Heraklion Museum
Courtesy of Wikipedia

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