Our figurine is a free copy of the Snake Goddess from the palace at Knossos, 1600 B.C.E., (Archaeological Museum of Heraklion). A mother goddess represents nature, motherhood, fertility, creation, destruction, or who embodies the bounty of the Earth.
Minoan Snake Goddess statue with snakes entwined around her from the Knossos-Temple Repositories 1650-1550 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum. The snake goddess stauettes are the most important cult objects found in the Knossos Temple Repositories. Dressed in fine garmets with a close fitting bodice with large breats these goddesses represent fertility and the natural world.