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I hesitated about their identity. Dancers, priestesses, goddesses?. Cretans, for sure. That curly hair free like their breasts, those colours reminding "the garden of delights", that triad of women... But yes, they are priestesses representing the Great Mother, the Goddess.

The symbols are exact, indisputable. The opium shoots of sacred rituals, the pendant with the spiral of life, those small heads representing the people in anticipation for the wise messages... And above all they convey joy of life together with a chant  to Nature... not in vain, Crete was called Macaronesia, the blessed island. As an astronaut has said after seeing the earth from space: "What did we do to turn this paradise into hell?"

Victoria Sendón de León
( Translated by Raquel Barnatán )



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