Book Chapter

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

Caroline Tully

New Antiquities: Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond | Equinox Publishing | Published : 2019


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.