Monday, June 22, 2009

Photo: the dark snake goddess at Knossus

This image of a dark snake goddess with a cat on her head is from Knossus.  This destroyer power is one aspect or incarnation of the goddess; the others, perhaps more dominant, centered on life - reproduction - and the fostering of an egalitarian society.   It is in the Archaeological Museum at Iraklio (Heraklion). This photograph was taken by Paula Bard.  It illustrates the post on Knossus brought to you by Sir Arthur Evans here.

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