from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a double-headed ax in Minoan mythology
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See double ax.
If correctly valued, we could further extrapolate that *leprna literally means 'pertaining to the labrys'.
As anthopomorphic goddess, she protects her holy symbol of immortal life within her, the labrys.
A link between the labyrinth and its labrys on the one hand and the underworld on the other is impossible to not trip over in literature eg.
Yes, and the hammer/mallet icon is a derivative of the labrys, the symbol of the underworld, the symbol of the labyrinth.
It seems practically everything of Etruscans has already been shown historically to originate from the Near East despite any denials from a few narrow-minded historians: divine hammer/mallet/labrys, haruspicy, the alphabet, architecture, pottery styles, world-view, etc.
Also, lesbians or feminists are quite used to wearing a labrys symbol.
Romano and his team dug a trench at the high-altitude site and uncovered a trove of artifacts, including burnt bones - mostly from goats and sheep - human and animal figurines, drinking vessels, miniature bronze tripods, silver coins and a small double-headed axe known as a labrys, a motif incorporated into labyrinths found elsewhere in Greece and around the world.