Labrys is the term for a double-headed axe, known in ancient Greece as a pelekys.
The double-axe was a recurrent motif in the art and jewellery of the ancient Minoans and was especially associated with priestesses.
To find a labrys in the hands of a Minoan woman indicated that she held a powerful position within this colourful, artistic and sophisticated culture, which flourished on Crete and Santorini ca 2700-1500 BC.
double-axe labrys earrings
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