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Minoan Religion: Tracing some Minoan Gods

Kyriakidis, Evangelos (2020) Minoan Religion: Tracing some Minoan Gods. In: Hitchcock, Louise A., ed. A Companion to Aegean Art and Architecture. Wiley. ISBN 978-1-4443-3577-4. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The topic of Minoan religion has seen a lot of studies for decades. The topic is particularly difficult and beset with problems. Here we shall concentrate on the main element of religion, i.e. the identification of some gods. In this short paper we develop a methodology on how to identify gods in iconography which is employed on the Minoan material. Our finds not only challenge the idea of one great goddess, but also enrich our picture on the gods Minoans believed in and how we can study them further.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DE The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Evangelos Kyriakidis
Date Deposited: 17 May 2018 13:54 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 11:41 UTC
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