Idaea, a nymph who consorted with Zeus and became the mother of Cres, possible eponym of Crete. She may be the same with Idaea, daughter of Minos who mothered Asterion by Zeus also.
The name is related with Mount Ida. In the Iliad (2.821 etc.), Ida means wooded hill, and recalls the mountain worship in the Minoan mother goddess religion.
Three inscriptions in Linear A, which represents the Minoan language, bear just the name i-da-ma-te (AR Zf 1 and 2, and KY Za 2). The inscriptions may refer to the "mother goddess of Ida" ( ).
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