Little is known about the Minoan snake goddess, so named by Sir Arthur Evans who excavated Knossos and named the Cretan culture "Minoan" after its legendary King, Minos. Until Linear A, which developed about 2000 BCE, is deciphered, this iconic figure's true meaning/purpose in Minoan culture will remain a mystery. She might represent a goddess, a snake charmer, a dancing girl or something else entirely.
A Minoan bee smoker (1700-1450 B.C.) Honey was an important commodity for the Minoans. Linear B tablets testify to this important agricultural industry. A smoking terracotta piece was displayed which served the purpose of quietening the hive with the introduction of smoke. It was found in the 'House of Sacrificed Oxen'