from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given to the subject of certain figurines found in recent excavations in Cnosus in Crete. The most important of these is 34.2 centimeters high and is dressed in a high tiara and an extremely modern-looking bodice and skirt. The breasts are bare and full. The image dates from the Mycenæan and Minoan periods, probably before 1500 b. c.
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Distinction between mouths and female genitals was blurred by the Greek idea of the lamiae - lustful she-demons, born of the Libyan snake-goddess Lamia.
Yaroslav Trofimov The snake-goddess temple in Mushari, where Hindu priests treat cobra bite victims.
Without fear, she continued on her way towards the furthermost part of the shrine, which the snake-goddess had guarded so vigilantly.