The most apparent characteristic of Minoan religion was that it was polytheistic and matriarchal, that is, a goddess religion; the gods were all female, not a single male god has been identified until later periods.
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.
Unknown author - Dancers - about 2000 BC - fresco - Knossos --- This painting was found in the throne hall in the east wing of the majestic palace of Knossos, and it is indicative of how divinized and important the female figure is in the Minoan society.
Greek Islands, Greece There is no accurate information on just how many islands there actually are in Greece. There have been estimations as low as 1,200 and some as high as 6,000. The largest however, would be Crete at 3,219 square miles. The Minoan 'Toreador Fresco', which is also in Knossos, Crete