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Enter my realm,
of fantasy,
Come with me,
to an isle in the sea,
lose yourself,
in the mystery,
the history,
the mythology.

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labrys, axe, ceremony, crete, ancient, history, greek, vanessa, barklay, ravenmadd

Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 3 years ago

    The Labrys is a double-headed axe. The term, and the symbol, is most closely associated in historical records with the Minoan civilization, which reached its peak in the 2nd millennium BC, and specifically with the worship of a Goddess. Some Minoan labrys have been found which are taller than a human and which might have been used during sacrifices. The sacrifices would likely have been of bulls. The labrys symbol has been found widely in the Bronze Age archaeological recovery at the Palace of Knossos on Crete. According to archaeological finds on Crete this double-axe was used specifically by Minoan priestesses for ceremonial uses. Of all the Minoan religious symbols, the axe was the holiest. To find such an axe in the hands of a Minoan woman would suggest strongly that she held a powerful position within the Minoan culture.

    The Labrys

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 3 years ago

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Bunny and lovely narrative.

  • Thrilled you enjoyed it Andrea, thank you! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Craig Hitchens - Spiritual Digital Art
    Craig Hitchens...almost 3 years ago

    Nice Vanessa! Looks amazing mate!

  • Thanks alot Craig, sometimes I get lost in my own fantasy world! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • linaji
    linajialmost 3 years ago

    OHHHH MY GOD… you are a space GODDESS!

  • lol ok, thanks so very much Lina!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful and enchanting

  • Thank you for entering my realm Simon! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • HennaGoddess
    HennaGoddessalmost 3 years ago

    Love the history that goes along with your images Vanessa this is another inspiring work of art

  • Thanks so much Helen, this particular topic is one of my faves, glad you enjoyed reading about it, if only I had a time machine….:O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 1 year ago

  • Oh wow, that’s wonderful news, thank you so much! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • strawberries
    strawberriesover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much strawberries, an honour! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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