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    THE BULL-BAITERS From the painting by John Duncan, A.R.S.A....Apparently Women were trained in the arts of bull dancing along with men...

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    The Bull-Baiters by John Duncan, 1917, from Myths of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe by Donald A. Mackenzie

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    John Duncan (Scottish, 1866 - 1945)

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Ladies of the Minoan Court by John Duncan, 1917, from Myths of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe by Donald A. Mackenzie

A Minoan bull statue. The Minoans were a Bronze Age, mercantile society

Minoan fresco, love this culture, they would jump the bulls- wall is treated with lime and plaster becomes permanent part of surface- earliest were created by minoans in Crete

Places: Greece
Karen Macpherson
Places: Greece

The Minoan was a Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately the 27th century BCE to the 15th century BCE.

Painting by John William Waterhouse, an English painter known for working in the Pre-Raphaelite style.

The "boxer rhyton", with scenes of boxing, wrestling and bull-leaping, found in Agia Triada. From the 15th century BC. Archaeological Museum, Iraklion, Crete, Greece.

In Greek mythology, Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man. He was the son of the Queen of Crete, Pasiphae and a bull. The story goes: Minos, the King of Crete, prayed to Poseidon to send him a snow-white bull, as a sign of support to his rule. He was to kill the bull to show honor to Poseidon, but decided to keep it instead. To punish Minos, Aphrodite made Pasiphae fall deeply in love with the bull. Their offspring was Minotaur who devoured men for sustenance.