But with many artworks, it is hard to determine if each female figure was portraying a goddess, a priestess or a female ruler.
Judging by the number of icons that have survived, there is a strong belief that the female deities were more predominant than the male deities.
The mother goddess is often a protectress of the young.In Pylos, there are Linear B tablets, which mentioned the name, MA-TE-RE TE-I-JA, or Mater theia, which actually means "Mother Goddess". Since the Linear B tablets provided very little understanding about any deities during the Bronze Age, we have to rely mostly in artwork that has survived.However, none of these figures that appear in the artwork provide us with any names, so we can only relied on the interpretations of experts.Demeter was also the mother goddess and goddess of fertility. So far I have only mentioned goddesses what we know of, through literature and mythology after the Dorian invasion.I have not mentioned the goddesses of the Bronze Age Aegean civilisations.