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photoblog image Heraklion Museum - axes

Heraklion Museum - axes

 

Miniature versions in gold, presumably worn as ornaments. The double-headed axe is associated with Zeus, who used it to summon up the thunderstorm.

 

Heraklion Museum - axes

 

Miniature versions in gold, presumably worn as ornaments. The double-headed axe is associated with Zeus, who used it to summon up the thunderstorm.

 

comments (13)

I would like one for my own collection...
Tom Wilson: It would probably cost you a bit, Larry smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 18 Jul 2018, 01:55
definitely markers of violence
Tom Wilson: Curious, because it seems that the Minoans were a very peaceful people, who were replaced by the much more aggressive Mycenaeans.
cool, I am a Zeus fan!!! And axes....
Tom Wilson: Hi, Rob - welcome back. I hadn't realised that you'd returned.
Beautifully displayed!
Tom Wilson: It's a very fine museum.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 18 Jul 2018, 06:27
Status symbols then, I guess Tom
Tom Wilson: I would imagine so, Chris - or devotional - the equivalent of the Christian cross??
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Jul 2018, 06:55
The next best thing to being in that Museum, Tom - thank you
Tom Wilson: It is certainly a fine museum, Lisl.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Jul 2018, 08:23
I like the way they put style into the design of military weapons.
Tom Wilson: I suspect that they were ever only symbolic, Chad - the Minoans appear to have to a very peaceful people.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jul 2018, 09:31
In modern times, these would have been used to cut a snort.
Tom Wilson: I'll take your word for that, Louis smile
These must be absolutely priceless Tom.
Tom Wilson: Doubt if you can buy them on the regular market, Brian.
He was a bit of a lad that Zeus
Tom Wilson: Just the typical king of the Gods smile A Donald Trump of his day smile
The gold really makes them stand out!
Tom Wilson: It certainly does!
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 18 Jul 2018, 19:15
that is a whole lot of thunderstorms up there then, Tom.
Woodsmen use double headed axes too.

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