The Dictaean Cave: The Birthplace of Zeus

The Dictaean Cave: The Birthplace of Zeus

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The Dictaean Cave: The Birthplace of Zeus

The Dictaean Cave was the birthplace of Zeus. Since the time of King Minos the cave has been a meeting place for mortals and immortals, an awe-inspiring environment full of primeval geological formations, myths, and traces of the human presence.


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A tour by

Cultural Mapping

Cultural Mapping is an ATHINA Educational Network initiative (www.athinaedunet.org). Minoan Routes integrate myth, history, and tradition to highlight aspects of life in prominent focal points of Minoan Crete.

Phone: +302103006246

Website: http://culturalmapping.gr


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The plateau of the lost windmills

1. The plateau of the lost windmills

6 Stories

Gateway to the Otherworld

2. Gateway to the Otherworld

6 Stories

Thieves, seers and harpies

3. Thieves, seers and harpies

8 Stories

King Minos, son of Zeus

4. King Minos, son of Zeus

6 Stories

The fateful birth of Zeus

5. The fateful birth of Zeus

5 Stories

Kouretes, the boisterous dancers

6. Kouretes, the boisterous dancers

5 Stories

The mantle of Zeus

7. The mantle of Zeus

5 Stories

Amaltheia, the brave little goat

8. Amaltheia, the brave little goat

5 Stories

Minoan Religion

9. Minoan Religion

5 Stories