At Knossos a tablet refers to a-ta-na-po-ti-ni-ja, "potnia Athana ", a form similar to the later Homeric mistrezs. This title was also given to the earth goddess Gaia Ge.
Msitress seems that she had an important shrine at the site Pakijanes near Pylos. Homer in the Iliad xxi mentions a potnia theron "mistress of the animals" who is obviously Artemis.
The word was inherited in classical Greek greek the same meaning. According to Pausanias at Olympia they mistress called Despoinai "mistresses", plural of Despoina. In the Mycenean cult she was known by the title Potnia.
Karl Kerenyi identifies Persephone with the nameless "mistress of the labyrinth". On a of tablets from Pylos, we find po-ti-ni-ja potnia without any accompanying word.
Demeter and Persephone were the two great goddesses grrek the Arcadian cults. Another epithet of Poseidon was e-ne-si-da-o-ne "earth-shaker" and in the greek of Amnisos Crete Enesidaon is related to the cult of Eileithyia. A similar title Despoina, "the misyress, was given to the nameless goddess of the mysteries of Arcadian cult, later conflated with Kore Persephonethe goddess of the Eleusinian mysteries.
Chadwick suggests that she was the mother-goddess of the Mycenaeans.
Several tablets in Linear B script found at Knossos and Pylos refer to the potnia.