The ancient civilization of Crete was active in the Minoan period and pre-dated Greek culture. It's current status, like that of all Greeks, is a pale shadow of its former glories . Cretans are simple-minded and for the most part welcoming, but can be made aggressive if called a Greek since they take much pride in their own civilization and culture, which is separate (if not related) to wider Greek culture.
Place in Human Civilization
The word Cretan has become known in English as:
- From the island of Crete.
- A simple-minded, but honest person. Certainly not pathological liars.
- A. Al-abady, 2019, History of Crete: "[the modern cretans] are today nothng more than the crumbling shell of our former glory, bastardised and barbarified over the centuries from Venetians and Turks (probably a pinch of German too). The Minoans definitely were not influenced heavily by egyptians and arabs. Also modern cretans, although apparently share a decent amount of genetic material to ancient minoans, share practically no values from that era. we are today valueless."