Tripartite Shrine in Knossos

The Tripartite Shrine is the main sanctuary in Knossos. It lies south of the Throne Room, along with its secondary rooms. In the Treasury of the shrine were found the faïence “Snake Goddesses”.

tripartite shrine in knossos

To the west are two rooms with a central pillar on which carved “mason’s marks” were found.

In the floor are depressions for liquid offerings, leading archaeologists to believe that this was a form of pillar worship, where the goddess was believed to reside in the pillar.

Map of Knossos Palace

Tripartite Shrine = No 08

map of Knossos Palace

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