Snake Goddess describes a number of figurines of a woman holding a serpent in each hand found during excavation of Minoan archaeological sites in Crete dating from approximately 1600 BCE. For the indie band see Figurine (band A figurine (a diminutive form of the word Figure) is a Statuette that represents Serpent is a word of Latin origin (from serpens serpentis "something that creeps snake" that is commonly used in a specifically mythic or The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization which arose on the island of Crete. Crete ( Greek: Κρήτη transliteration: Krētē, modern transliteration Kriti) is the largest of the Greek islands and the By implication, the term 'goddess' also describes the deity depicted; although little more is known about her identity apart from that gained from the figurines. The 'Snake Goddess' figure first discovered was found by the British archaeologist Arthur Evans in 1903. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was the formal name of the United Kingdom from 1 January 1801 until 12 April 1927 Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from Greek grc ἀρχαιολογία archaiologia – grc ἀρχαῖος archaīos Sir Arthur John Evans ( July 8 1851 &ndash July 11 1941) was a British Archaeologist most famous for unearthing the palace of Year 1903 ( MCMIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar or a Common year starting The figurine found by Arthur Evans uses the faience technique, for glazing earthenware and other ceramic vessels by using a quartz paste. Egyptian faience is a non-clay ceramic displaying surface vitrification which creates a bright blue-green luster After firing this produces bright colors and a lustrous sheen. The figurine is today exibited at the Herakleion Archeological Museum in Crete. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one the great museums of Greece and the best in the world regarding the Minoan art as it contains the most notable Crete ( Greek: Κρήτη transliteration: Krētē, modern transliteration Kriti) is the largest of the Greek islands and the The snake's close connection with the Minoan house is believed to indicate that the goddesses shown in these figures are Household Goddesses.
While the idoles true function is somewhat unclear, her exposed and amplified breasts suggest that she is some sort of fertility figure. The snake is often associated with the renewal of life due to the fact that it sheds its skin periodically. An important fact to consider is that, throughout history, snakes have also been associated with male fertility.
The image has been adopted by some contemporary feminists and Goddess worshipers as representing the psychic and spiritual power of women. Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate A goddess is a Female Deity. Many Cultures have goddesses Often deities are part of a polytheistic system that includes several deities
Other goddesses known to be associated with snakes are
While the goddess' name is unknown, some have speculated it may have been "Ariadne," since that name may mean "the very holy one," and thus the Ariadne of Greek myth may be the Snake Goddess, "reduced in legend to a folklore heroine. Ariadne, in Greek mythology (Latin Arianna French Arianne was daughter of King Minos of Crete and his queen Pasiphaë, daughter "
The snake goddess was featured as part of the 2004 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony. The Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games was held on August 13, 2004 at the Olympic Stadium in Maroussi