Ariadne's Tribe: Minoan Spirituality for the Modern World

Walk the sacred labyrinth with Ariadne, the Minotaur, the Great Mothers, Dionysus, and the rest of the Minoan family of deities. Ariadne's Tribe is an independent spiritual tradition that brings the deities of the ancient Minoans alive in the modern world. We're a revivalist tradition, not a reconstructionist one. We rely heavily on shared gnosis and the practical realities of Paganism in the modern world. Ariadne's thread reaches across the millennia to connect us with the divine. Will you follow where it leads?

Find out all about Ariadne's Tribe at We're an inclusive, welcoming tradition, open to all who share our love for the Minoan deities and respect for our fellow human beings.

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Ariadne's Tribe: Resources for Inspiration

How do we practice Minoan spirituality? What resources are available for people who are interested?

The most direct, comprehensive way to learn about Ariadne's Tribe practices is via my two books Labrys & Horns and Ariadne's Thread, both now in updated second editions. Labrys & Horns in particular is a how-to book for Tribe spirituality, and Ariadne's Thread expands on it with more information about the Minoans along with seasonal rituals and rites of passage. But if you don't feel like flipping through a book, there are other options for inspiration.

This blog is one place you could start. I've been writing here since 2014, so there's a lot of material, some of which has changed over time as we have developed our spiritual practices. If you want the basics about the Minoans and Tribe spirituality, here are the best choices:

Our pantheon: Ariadne's Tribe: The Family of Deities

Our sacred calendar: The Minoan Sacred Year: A Modern Pagan Calendar

The types of offerings our deities prefer: Offering to the Minoan Gods

Putting the Minoans in historical perspective: Who were the Minoans' neighbors?

Please note that the Minoans were not Greek: A Bit of a Rant: The Minoans weren't Greek!

Where to find the deities in Minoan art: Ariadne's Tribe Pantheon Series: The Full List

For further inspiration, I have a Youtube playlist that includes the opening and closing chants for our ritual format, some other chants you can use for meditation, ritual, or labyrinth walking, and other resources.

Our discussion forum, Ariadne's Tribe on Facebook, is also a good source of inspiration and information. In addition to the posts and conversation we share, we have collected up book lists, website lists, and other helpful goodies in the Files section of the group. The Files section also includes a downloadable version of our standard ritual format for both solitaries and groups. There's always plenty to explore.

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Laura Perry is a priestess and creator who works magic with words, paint, ink, music, textiles, and herbs. She's the founder and Temple Mom of Ariadne's Tribe, an inclusive Minoan spiritual tradition. When she's not busy drawing and writing, you can find her in the garden or giving living history demonstrations at local historic sites.


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