Journal article

The Artifice of Daidalos: Modern Minoica as Religious Focus in Contemporary Paganism

C Tully

International Journal for the Study of New Religions | Equinox Publishing | Published : 2017


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.