Archaeologist and coordinator of the program Erasmus of Crete Technological Institute Gareth Owens gives a different version of Phaistos Disk mystery.
He said that following new data found in his research the focus is no longer the “pregnant mother”, as originally estimated, but a “pregnant goddess” that takes shape in the face of Astarte, the goddess of love.
The goddess of love, the Minoan Astarte, seems to be the key figure that unlocks the mystery of the Phaistos Disk, according to Mr. Owens.
“There is no doubt that we are talking about a religious text. This is clear from a comparison made with other religious words from other inscriptions from the holy mountains of Crete. We have words that are exactly the same. I suspect that the Phaistos Disc is a hymn before Astarte, the goddess of love. Words such as those mentioned on the disk have been found on Minoan offerings and as with today’s offerings, people pray when they are troubled, because of health problems or personal reasons. Man doesn’t change, after all.”
He also said that he believes that one side of the Phaistos Disk is dedicated to the pregnant mother goddess and the other one to Minoan goddess Astarte.