""Minoan goddess picking saffron crocus flower"" this is because they were used to cure menstrual cramps, which were tied to the moon cycles and snake shedding, all symbols of the cosmic cycles in their religion.
Minoan Art Reproduction of ancient Minoan art. The ancient Minoan civilization included settlements on the pre-eruption island of Thera. Some think the colapse of the volcanic crater into the sea lead to the myth of the lost continent of Atlantis.
SUN IN TAURUS 2000 - 4000 BCE Minoan; the bull and the labrys (the double headed ceremonial ax; from which the labyrinth takes its name) are two of the oldest images associated with the Greek civilization