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Minoan Civilization: Religious Rituals & Places

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When Minoans performed animal sacrifice, they typically sacrificed what animal?

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1. The ancient Minoans probably filled _____ with water for ritual purification.

2. One of the most important religious rituals of the ancient Minoans was _____, which probably reflected the mythology of it being used to protect the infant Zeus.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you comprehend about Minoan rituals via these study assessments. Topics on the quiz include animal sacrifice and ritual purification with water.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • One of the Minoans' most important rituals
  • Sacred spaces for Minoans in Crete
  • Something that reflected Minoan temples and may have resembled an entrance to the underworld

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Minoan rituals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a type of purification ritual with water
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about animal sacrifice and sacred spaces in Crete

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called Minoan Civilization: Religious Rituals & Places for more on the following topics:

  • Why the island of Crete was important to Minoan civilization
  • What libations are
  • How libations were performed during Minoan processions
  • Who King Minos was and why he was important to Minoan culture
  • The Tripartite Shrine and where it was located
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