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Airave
20-05-06, 19:01
This is a "museum-quality" reproduction I brought home
from Herculon in Kriti a few years ago. Is about 1300 BC
(post-palace period). I find the primitvity of it amazing.
So "pre-Picasso":D

I've been searching for more info on this piece.

Any of you Tomb Raiders up to finding out who this is
and what her meaning is?

Her main rival on Google is the snake woman, who is
much more realistically and modernely made and holds
a couple of snakes in her (also) 90 degree vertical arms.
This as a common feature throughout that historical period-
and from earlier times as well,

She (or at least some of them) sports a feline head passanger
and opium pods in a wreath around hear head.

The lady in our picture has what looks like a bird on her head
and a couple of watches on her wrists....:)

Anyways, here she is at last.

The first person to solve this puzzle
will be known as "Cool" forever.

Unless that SN is taken.

Still, you will have been the winner!

Who is she?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/Airave/P7062448.jpg

CerebralAssassin
21-05-06, 01:24
Do you already know the answer,or do you just want us to do your dirty work? :p

LegenDarY
21-05-06, 01:30
by snake woman.. do you mean Medusa? :p

Edit: cause Medusa wanted to rival Athena in beauty.. so that could be her rivel.. and she could be your little doll/statue or whatever you call it.. but i highly doubt it's Athena :p

Edit 2: you say the person is 1300 BC and has watches around her wrists.. huh!?!? :p

Airave
21-05-06, 17:00
CA, it is a little of both.

It would make me really happen to get
any information about this specific statue...

And it would be a rightious Virtual Tombraiding, yes?:D

LegenDarY: No, I don't mean Medusa, she had hair of snakes,
the one I mean is holding snakes in her hands and is from
Knossos, Kriti.

CerebralAssassin
21-05-06, 17:03
what does this precious lady go by?:D

Airave
21-05-06, 17:32
what does this precious lady go by?:D

I really don't know. I have seen similar statues at the Herculon
Museum, and pehaps elsewhere.... The motive is quite universal.

But THIS ONE when I saw it was by far my favorite piece,
but have no concrete info on her.... just general and what
I can guess.

Find me her name!

CerebralAssassin
21-05-06, 17:33
hehe..it's hard to do research on her If I don't know her name don't you agree :D

xMiSsCrOfTx
21-05-06, 17:39
The only name that comes up when I Google for "Medusa's rival" is Athena.

Airave
21-05-06, 17:47
Medusa is the wrong direction.
We aren't talking about her at all.

You need no name. Describe her.
You have all the info you need.

CerebralAssassin
21-05-06, 17:52
is this the rival you're talking about? :p

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4a/Snake_Goddess_Crete_1600BC.jpg/200px-Snake_Goddess_Crete_1600BC.jpg

Airave
21-05-06, 18:06
is this the rival you're talking about? :p

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4a/Snake_Goddess_Crete_1600BC.jpg/200px-Snake_Goddess_Crete_1600BC.jpg

:tmb: :tmb: :tmb:

!st puzzle: SOLVED

CerebralAssassin
21-05-06, 18:07
hehe..I'm a fox when it comes to these things :p

Airave
21-05-06, 18:45
I have a t-shirt with her on it.
It is getting close to being a relic
after sooo many years of good service
while working out, biking or waliking
on the beach.:)

Airave
21-05-06, 18:46
Can you find our girl though?

CerebralAssassin
21-05-06, 18:56
what do you want me to do find her name?:)

Airave
21-05-06, 19:06
Who is she and what is her meaning?

Someone made her for a reason.
Found in a Palace ruins (?).

What is her significance?

CerebralAssassin
21-05-06, 19:18
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.arthistory.umd.edu/arthfac/mvenit/ARTH301/images/Snake_Goddess.gif

:vlol:

Airave
22-05-06, 08:11
:vlol: :vlol: :vlol:

Shark_Blade
22-05-06, 08:41
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.arthistory.umd.edu/arthfac/mvenit/ARTH301/images/Snake_Goddess.gif

:vlol:
LMAO XD :vlol: :vlol:
I can't stop laughing. First a goth woman statue, now a **d* puppet from Barbie. lol!!

Lara Croft!
22-05-06, 20:35
Who is she and what is her meaning?

Someone made her for a reason.
Found in a Palace ruins (?).

What is her significance?

OH!!!!I just saw this thread....I'm an expert in Greek mythology....:D

Women for a certain period in ancient Crete were considered sacred and they were worshiped as godesses.In fact women ruled at that period (good times...LOL).The main religion was about a godess who was connected with snakes.

This statue was made that period(it is very famous)
This woman is no one in particular(she may be the godess I talked about before).In fact they adress her as woman holding snakes,or sth like that.She symbolizes fertility,that's why her breasts are shown and the snakes she is holding symbolise holyness and power!

Airave
23-05-06, 12:20
Very Good, LC! You get a cookie!:D

Snakes seem a strange fertility symbol,
don't you think, hehe? Well, maybe not...

But did you see the statue I meant on the
first page? She has no snakes and is much
more primitive in appearence and construction.

Lara Croft!
23-05-06, 20:29
Very Good, LC! You get a cookie!:D

Snakes seem a strange fertility symbol,
don't you think, hehe? Well, maybe not...

But did you see the statue I meant on the
first page? She has no snakes and is much
more primitive in appearence and construction.

Only a cookie????:(
Snakes don't have to do with fertility,but they were considered to be sacred in general....
The first statue is about of an older period...hence the bad structure but it is about the same thing...

I want more games like this!!!!!!!!!!!