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Burning Bulls, Broken Bones: Sacrificial Ritual in the Context of Palace Period Minoan Religion

Robert James Cromarty


Although it has received much attention, Minoan religion has never been fully reconstructed, understood or analysed. In this study, with reference to major sites, the author concentrates on the role of sacrificial ritual in the religious organisation of Crete in the Bronze Age. The work points out some of the major problems with previous studies of Minoan religion and goes some way toward indicating possible routes of investigation.