The Artifice of Daidalos: Modern Minoica as Religious Focus in Contemporary Paganism
New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns
Caroline Jane Tully [+]
University of Melbourne, Australia.
This paper examines the representation of Minoan Crete within the feminist Goddess Movement, separatist, feminist, Dianic Witchcraft, and the male-only Minoan Brotherhood. Analysis and critique of the matriarchalist understanding of Minoan material culture by these groups demonstrates that it is interpreted in a highly ideological manner that has little to do with actual Minoan religion.