Minoan Birds: Goddess on the Wing
The Minoans were great artists. They depicted birds and other animals so accurately that we can identify the specific species in the frescoes and on the pottery from ancient Crete. But they also created images of birds that don't make any sense realistically: bird heads on human women, birds with breasts...but perhaps these weren't meant to be real birds. Perhaps the Minoans worshiped a Bird Goddess, an aspect of the Mother Goddess as she flies through the air or descends from the heavens. Find out more in this week's Minoan Path blog post:
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In the name of the bee,
And of the butterfly,
And of the breeze, amen.