The Culture Of Minos

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The Palace of Minos is situated in Knossos, Crete, Greece. The magical surrounding of the place of Minos is a very spectacular and intense place. Most of the human culture located in this region has been lost so we know little about the Minoan culture. The Minoan civilization flourished during the second and third millennia B.C and is also known as the Bronze Age Civilization. The city of Knossos was one of its main cities--and it contained its largest palace after the shattering earthquake that marks the beginning of the New Palace period in Greek, ca. 1700 BC.

Many myths of the Minoans are still flourishing nowadays. One of the legends is of the first Minoan king, King Minos, and his unwanted stepson Asterion the Minotaur. King Minos was the son of Zeus and Europa. King Minos acquired the throne of Crete with the help of Poseidon god of the sea and brother of Zeus. Minos married Pasiphae, the daughter of Helios the sun. Together they had three children, Androges, Ariadne, and Phaedra. One day King Minos prayed to Poseidon to send him a bull as white as snow, as a sign of ...
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