Here's two images that say a lot about the differences between Minoan and Mycenaean culture and maybe also about what some scholars call Apollonian and Dionysiac tendencies in Hellenic culture ?
One A Minoan ceramic vessel decorated with a octopus.
something like a brush was used with a rich ink like iron slip
It's a full round sensous vessel embraced by the cephalopod's tentacles.
Now scroll down and check out this Mycenaean vessel.
Very symmetrical and classical and balanced and orderly.
Personally I like the Minoan one better but there's something Greek about both of them!
A Celebration of Life and the Sea?
Next time back to Phonology with an explanation of diphthongs!