Snake Goddess from Knossos  c. 1600 – 1550 BCE (New Palace Period)  Crete/Minoan Culture  Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete

Snake Goddess from Knossos c. 1600 – 1550 BCE (New Palace Period) Crete/Minoan Culture Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete The Snake Goddess is a Minoan goddess associated with the snake cult.

Snake Goddess from Knossos, Crete - c. 1600 BCE

Minojski kostim (Krit i Mikena)

Illustrates the tight fitting bodice with breast exposed, narrow waist, sacred apron, tiered cylindrical skirt that typified upper class female dress on the island of Crete during the height of Minoan culture.

At Ephesus,the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World  attracted pilgrims from all over the Graeco-Roman world. The temple was erected in 29 BC. to the goddess Roma and the deified Julius Caesar. The cult of emperor worship was promoted there.

Temple of Artemis At Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. erected in 29 BC. to the goddess Roma and the deified Julius Caesar.

Female Worshipper, c. 1600-1500 BC Crete, Minoan, Middle Minoan III - Late Minoan I

Female Worshipper, c. BC Crete, Minoan, Middle Minoan III - Late Minoan Looks like a weeping angle with her wings clipped

Deusa cobras do palacio de Cnossos c. 1600 AC

Faience snake goddess figurine from Knossos, BCE. // These little figurines are typical of Minoan culture, and are thought to represent some early fertility goddess.

The worship of Cybele was originally centered in Phrygia (central Turkey), where she was known Kubaba or Kybele. The Romans formally adopted her worship in 204 BCE, when they brought a statue representing her from her main shrine in the Phrygian city of Pergamum back to Rome. This statue, from a site in Anatolia dating to the eighth or early seventh century BCE, depicts the Phrygian goddess with two youthful attendents playing a flute and harp.

Phrygian statue of Kybele/Agdistis found on a post Hittite layer from the century BCE at or near Hattusa.

Babylonian Goddess Ashtarte Ishtar Statue 2000 BC (also known by other names in other cultures, such as Eastre, Astarte, Artemis, fertility goddesses. This is the goddess behind Easter celebrations.

Babylonian Goddess Ashtarte Ishtar Statue 2000 BC (also known by other names in other cultures, such as Eastre, Astarte, Artemis, fertility goddesses. This is the goddess behind Easter celebrations

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Ancient female figurines recollects the world's primordial spiritual art in all its diversity, its deep continuities and global connections.- A Syrian bronze goddess, middle bronze age IIA, B.

Venus de Roumanie. Culture de Cucuteni, Néolithique, ca -5000  BC.  Cucuteni culture pottery has imprints of nalbinding...

Venus Figurines

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Minoan -- Statuette -- BCE -- Late Minoan Period -- Thought to be from Crete -- Ivory gold -- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

19 Goddess Sculptures from the Late Bronze Age (plate 2)

I think the first one in the third row about sums it up. 19 Goddess Sculptures from the Late Bronze Age (plate

ancientpeoples:  Ivory and Gold Statue of Priestess or Goddess  Minoan  c.16th Century BC  Despite the delicate nature of the precious gold and ivory materials, the stance of this small figurine conveys power and strength. The snakes adorning the figure are symbolic of fertility and regenerative powers.  Source: The Walters Art Museum  (via a-harlots-progress)  Source: ancientpeoples

Ivory and Gold Statue of Priestess or Goddess Minoan Century BC Despite the delicate nature of the precious gold and ivory materials, the stance of this small figurine conveys power and strength. It closely resembles ceramic statuettes.

Minoan frying pan with decorative spirals. From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs

"""Minoan frying pan with decorative spirals - 2700 to 1450 BC"""

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