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Fishburn and Hughes: A 'temple of the axes' seems not to have existed in Crete, but a temple was uncovered at Haghia Triadha in southern Crete containing carvings of axes on the pedestals. A sarcophagus found in the same area shows two scenes in which an axe is worshipped. In Greek labrys, a word of Lydian origin, meant a double-edged axe, often related to the figure of an ox, from which the word labyrinth is thought to derive. The House of Asterion