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. The palace of Minos : a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustrated by the discoveries at Knossos . e, and a piece of thejacket and laced bodice were well preserved. The girdle presented thesame spiral decoration as the borders of the apron. As in the case of thelast figure, her hair fell down in long tresses to the hips. We have here. The connexion with the lion recalls theEgyptian representations of Semitic Goddessesassimilated to Hathor. The Moon Goddess,Qetesh, stands on a lioness. Ashtoreth hasa lions head. As the great Goddess of Den- de

. The palace of Minos : a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustrated by the discoveries at Knossos . e, and a piece of thejacket and laced bodice were well preserved. The girdle presented thesame spiral decoration as the borders of the apron. As in the case of thelast figure, her hair fell down in long tresses to the hips. We have here. The connexion with the lion recalls theEgyptian representations of Semitic Goddessesassimilated to Hathor. The Moon Goddess,Qetesh, stands on a lioness. Ashtoreth hasa lions head. As the great Goddess of Den- de Stock Photo
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. The palace of Minos : a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustrated by the discoveries at Knossos . e, and a piece of thejacket and laced bodice were well preserved. The girdle presented thesame spiral decoration as the borders of the apron. As in the case of thelast figure, her hair fell down in long tresses to the hips. We have here. The connexion with the lion recalls theEgyptian representations of Semitic Goddessesassimilated to Hathor. The Moon Goddess, Qetesh, stands on a lioness. Ashtoreth hasa lions head. As the great Goddess of Den- dera, Hathor assumes the form of a lionesswith an uraeus on her head (of. Budge, Godsof the Egyptians, i, p. 429). ^ Mon. Ant., xiii, p. 44, Fig. 40. 5o6 THE PALACE OF MINOS, ETC. too, to deal with a Votary or attendant rather than with an actual Goddess.The lower part of this figure as restored is given in Fig. 382 at the end of theSection. It also appears on the right in the collective group, Fig. 377 below.Votive robes and girdles for suspension, of faience, were also found(Fig. 364, a, b, c, a), showing rich decoration. On the front of two of. Fig. 364, a, b, c, d. Votive Robes and Girdles of Faience, for Suspension-. From Temple Repositories. (^) Votive the skirts appears a kind of Watteau panel with a group of the sacredand^^ saffron-flowers, in which the influence of Egyptian lotus clumps is clearlyGirdles of traceable. The votive articles of attire find an analogy in the Sacral Knotdescribed above. These figures have been sometimes referred to as Snake charmers, Faience. M.M. Ill: THE SNAKE GODDESS AND RELICS 507 but the whole associations in which they were found show that they were Priest-of a religious character, and formed in fact the central objects of a shrine, snakeSo far, indeed, as the attendants or votaries of the Goddess here worshipped Charm-are concerned this is really a distinction without a difference, for the practiceof snake-charming would clearly have be

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