I’ve always liked the above representation of the “Prince of Lilies,” which I have always considered to be a kind of proto-Dionysos, an adapted Minoan Nefertem, and maybe even a distant ancestor to Antinous (at least in some respects). It’s one of the most renowned images of the Minoan civilization…and, the reconstruction underlying it might be wrong, but that’s another story.
However, related to this matter is that the peacefulness of Minoan society has now been questioned, which is quite interesting from a number of perspectives. Go and read the article on this!
So, maybe it can still be a proto-Dionysos/Nefertem/Antinous, even in the spear-and-knife-carrying warrior/hunter capacities of same! 😉