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Gwen Parker
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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2007, 12:14:58 am »

The Bock story recognizes the NANNY goat as well as the BOCK.   Since both the cow and the bull have horns there may have been some confusion as to who is indicated in ancient picturing...

Hi Rockessence,

That is an interesting observation, but it sure doesn't apply to the Minoan frescoes of "bull-dancing."  Those are clearly bulls!  Likewise, the cave paintings, bull sculptures, and the bull in mythology.  I'm sure you saw my "Cult of the Bull" thread, which offers very real examples of actual bull worship throughout the Med. Likewise, the Greeks certainly knew the difference between the goat and the bull, the horns of a bull certainly are different than those of a bull.

I like your method of tearing down archaeology to it's core and trying to decide how we knew what, when, but I think we have enough circumstantial evidence that the legend of Minos and Crete are linked.  It all seems to break down to how big was the world of the Greeks and just what it included.

Anyway, if, like Troy, you think the legend of Minos was elsewhere, did you have a particular place in mind, and what do you have to support that idea?

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