Blue Ladies fresco of Minoan women from the Palace of Knossos, 1600 BCE. The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from about the 27th–15th century BC
The pre-Indo-European, pre-patriarchal Neolithic cultures of Europe c. 6500-3500 BCE. cultures were settled, agricultural, artistic, peaceful, egalitarian, matrilineal, matrilocal, worshipping the Goddess and celebrating the powers of birth, death, and regeneration in all of life. Crete, at the southern end of Europe, was the last flowering of Old European culture.