Bronze Age

Start date

2000 BCE

End Date

1100 BCE


Minoan and Mycenaean Religion

Main Teachings

Nature worship, fertility rituals, afterlife beliefs

Metaphysical Beliefs


Ethical and Moral Principles

Ritual purity and fertility

Ritual and Devotional Practices

Bull-leaping, Rituals

Spiritual Practices

Cult practices, Potnia Theron (Mistress of Animals)

Foundational Teachings and Scriptures

Linear B tablets, Minoan frescoes

Narrative Traditions

Myths of gods and goddesses

Sub Type


Historical and Cultural Context

Ancient Religions

Historical Development

Primal or Indigenous Religion

Geographical Distribution

Western Religions

Organizational Structure

Mystical Movement

Scriptural Authority

Revealed Religion

Sociological Approach

Ethnic Religion

Philosophical or Ideological Focus

Esoteric Religion

Gods or Deities

Zeus, Poseidon, Athena

Beliefs on the Afterlife and End Times

Afterlife in the underworld (Hades)

Existance of Afterlife


Existance of Reincarnation


Religious Structures

Temples, Peak sanctuaries

Religious Leader Types or Roles

Priestesses, Priests