Minoan Goddess of the Bees Knitted pattern is now a pdf

Poor little Minoan Goddess of the Bees!  She wasn’t being at all well served!

This morning, I received an email, and a pm, from someone who was right ticked off with a terrible photo that was up on my website.

It was a tiny photo of my knitted Minoan Goddess of the Bees.


So, I spent the day, not only re-doing the photo, but building a beautiful new pdf of the knitting pattern for the Minoan Goddess of the Bees.

She looks lovely now!

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

Many years ago, I was reading a book about ancient Greece.

There were a couple of tiny drawings of little figures that were engraved on pottery and furniture from Crete about 1700 BCE.

I fell in love with the tiny images and have been working with them ever since.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

They were called, ‘Minoan Dewdrop or Bee Goddesses’ sacred to the goddess, Persephone.

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They are known as ‘Melisae’.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

The pattern for the knitted Minoan Goddess of the Bees is available at: http://www.crone-findlay.com/knitteddollpatterns.html




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9 responses to “Minoan Goddess of the Bees Knitted pattern is now a pdf

  1. oh. Oh. OH! I must have this. I’ve long had a special connection the Bee and I think having a spoonful of honey is like a sacrament.
    Today I am reading a book on people like me who are so interested in learning & doing so many things that they wind up feeling like there’s something wrong with them.
    The first step in working with this kind of brain is to honor it, to see it as a good thing instead of going around calling yourself ‘a dilettante’ or ‘jack of all trades, master of none.’
    The author uses bees for a lovely analogy in changing our thinking about why we might explore something and then give it up. She likens the activities that attract our attention to flowers. Once we’ve gotten all the nectar we want, we are off to the next flower. So instead of feeling like quitters, we know that something in us was satisfied with what we got from the project or activity.
    Unfortunately, this same author uses a word that repels me for the type of person she describes (and that totally describes): she calls us Scanners. I get why, but it resonates with that exploding-head movie and makes me think of Terminators,too.
    I wish I could do a Find and Replace and put Bee instead of Scanner throughout the book!
    Anyway, this Goddess is so perfect for me to make and have, as I cosy up to my Bee-ness and learn to reframe and accept how I am in the world.


  2. Oh Zann, your way of being and learning is magnificent, and I don’t think that ‘scanners’ is a good choice of terminology- I have heard it being defined as ‘diffuse field of awareness’, which is so much more neutral than ‘scanner’.
    And you know what – the way you think is wonderful!
    You are a gift and a blessing!


  3. Noreen, she is simply ENCHANTING! And I want to scoop that sweet little elephant up right off the page and have her right here with me! Blessings to you dearheart, your work ever and always amazes me! 🙂

    Big hugs and Love,



  4. Thank you so much, Maitri! 😀


  5. Aleksa

    How could an image of the Minoan Goddess of Bees be any more perfect than this? I’m reminded of the book (NOT the movie) The Secret Life of Bees. Different concepts, for sure, but same expansive understanding of bee-ness.


  6. Thank you sooooooo much, Aleksa!
    And, I haven’t seen the movie, but I did love the book! 😀


  7. Wow this is gorgeous! Would you happen to have a pattern for Her on a loom at all? Blessings Bee!


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