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the Minoan Snake Goddess

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Gwen Parker
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2008, 07:33:20 pm »

"Horns of Consecration":

These occur both as three-dimensional objects of stone or terracotta, often stuccoed, and as painted or sculpted representations on murals, altars, vases, seals, and larnakes. Typically they serve either as stands for a narrow range of other cult implements or as architectural crowning members on both altars and roofs. The original significance of the "horns" is uncertain. It has been suggested that they are stylized bulls' horns, a symbol of the moon's crescent.

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