Minoan Civilization: Religion, Deities & Symbols


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Which early Greek group took over Crete from the Minoans and probably adopted some of the Minoan religion?

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1. The Mother Goddess of the Minoans was represented by _____ which were typically associated with eternal life, creation, and wisdom.

2. The most important, or at least most widespread, Minoan symbol was the _____, which was a double-headed axe.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet will help you find out what you know about the Minoan religion. You will be quizzed on major gods, goddesses and religious symbols.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these quiz questions to make sure you understand:

  • The successor civilization to the Minoans
  • Representations of the Mother Goddess
  • Rites performed in Minoan tree groves

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Minoan religious symbols and practices in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most widespread symbol of the Minoan faith
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about representations of the Minoan Mother Goddess and the Greek goddess she may have evolved into

Additional Learning

For more information about this ancient civilization, read the lesson titled Minoan Civilization: Religion, Deities & Symbols. This lesson will explain new ideas, such as:

  • The Bull God
  • Symbolism of labyrinths
  • Greek myths related to the Minoans