The author talks about post palatial period which reveals new feature of the shrine of the goddess with upraised hands. Before the post palatial period, snake goddess was a dominating figurine. In this culture the presence and role of the Goddess-Mother has a special place. It dominated all forms of life and death. As goddess of fertility symbol was for the bull (Gesell, 2004) (Anonymous, 1992).
Forms and shapes of the statues
Their hands were raised up. It can be interpreted that they were worshippers who are the statue in a worshipping position. The Minoan goddess is also said to be the snake goddess. The goddess is found to be associated with snakes mostly and in a few cases like birds. The statues were of real goddess or priestess or worshippers are unknown. There is no enough evidence to support only one theory. The author instead favors the option to for the theory that the statue belonged to the gods and goddess. Praying to the goddess in the shrine was a ritual which was done occasionally. This made religion an important part of the society which was studies by the author (Gesell, 2004) (Anonymous, 1992).
These initial images over the years evolved, either by representing the goddess dressed in elaborate clothing and various symbols (snake goddess) or larger, cylindrical wearing apparel and arms raised in various poses. The ideological content and symbolism impose ways of formatting: forearms are magnified to extol the meaning of the gesture, and so are the hands, neck stretched to enable a person to reach the height of the palms. The facial features, especially eyes, highlighted in particular. Unlike the body shrinks and now works as a skirt-cylinder base of the trunk (Gesell, 2004) (Banucci, 2005).
Symbol of immortality and spiritual wisdom and sacred symbol of the couple united their power in the land was always standing on the center of the holy cave, also at the center of the maze or of the throne room. Symbol of immortality and spiritual wisdom and sacred symbol of the couple united their power in the land was always standing on the center of the holy cave, also at the center of the maze or of the throne room (witcombe.sbc.edu) (Banucci, 2005).