Beautiful Minoan Snake Goddess brought to life in new face reconstruction

Minoan Snake Goddess

Neo-Palatial period of Minoan civilisation 1600 BCE in Crete, Greece.

It is believed that in the Minoan religion, the Snake was the house's protector.

(221) The Minoans - Ancient Faces - The Lost World - YouTube

We could hypothesise that she was an underworld deity as the Snakes would go into hibernation underground in the winter, therefore, act as messengers between the dead who were lingering as shadows in Hades (Greek) or Kur (Mesopotamian) and contact the living when they would emerge in the spring.

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Image Credit: Panayiotis Constantinou

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