snake goddesses

replica ancient Minoan art and jewellery from itsallgreek.co.uk and near the British Museum

These two famous Minoan figurines are thought to represent a mother goddess and, maybe, her daughter. They could be fertility deities,  because of their exposed breasts and the snakes which coil around their limbs.

The snake was a symbol of healing and renewal, and was associated with sacred places.

The original faïence figurines, dating to ca 1600BC, were found at the palace at Knossos in Crete, and are now in the Museum at Heraklion. Photographed here, Goddess A is shown on the right, Goddess B -slightly larger- on the left.

Minoan snake goddesses in Heraklion Museum


Minoan snake-goddess A (large)

Minoan snake-goddess A (large)

Reproduction of a faience statuette, the original of which dates to ca 1600BC. She was found in the ..

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Minoan snake-goddess A (medium)

Minoan snake-goddess A (medium)

Reproduction of a faience statuette, the original of which dates to ca 1600BC. She was found in the ..

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Minoan snake-goddess A (small)

Minoan snake-goddess A (small)

Reproduction of a faience statuette, the original of which dates to ca 1600BC. She was found in the ..

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Minoan snake-goddess B (large) (special order)

Minoan snake-goddess B (large) (special order)

This style of goddess, with her hands outstretched, is the larger of the two found in the palace at ..

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Minoan snake-goddess B (medium)

Minoan snake-goddess B (medium)

This style of goddess, with her hands outstretched, is the larger of the two found in the palace at ..

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£100.00 Ex Tax: £83.33

Minoan snake-goddess B (small)

Minoan snake-goddess B (small)

This style of goddess, with her hands outstretched, is the larger of the two found in the palace at ..

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