Pasifae the Snake Goddess

Pasifae the Snake Goddess

Pasifae, the daughter of Helios and Perse, also known as the Goddess with Snakes, she was the wife of King Minos. She was the mother of Glaucus, Andogeus, Phaedra, and Ariadne.
When Minos had the misfortune of insulting Poseidon, the god kindled a passionate love in Pasiphae for a bull. She had Daedalus design a construction so that she could mate with the bull, and thus she became the mother of the Minotaur.

This elaborate work of art is an exact reproduction of the statue dated 1600 BC, found in the excavations of the palace of Knossos in the early 1900's.


20 cm (8 in.)

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