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CLOAKS AND GODDESSES

Posted in gaia, gods and goddesses, pagan and wiccan, venus, wiccan clothes and items with tags , , , on December 5, 2012 by Psychic eevee

CLOAKS AND GODDESSES

Some Wiccan / Pagan items I would like to get if I had lots of money
I really need a cloak or two, a black one for winter and a white one for summer
there are some beautiful Celtic ones out there like these, with my Celtic heritage I should really get one but they are not cheap !! I LOVE the purple one
this white one is called ” Arwen” which reminds me of my Grand Daughter Arwen Rose ,who was named after Arwen from “The Lord of the Rings”
This Mother Earth (Gaia) statue is amazing , I would need to win the lottery to get it though

Venus of Willendorf:  Neolithic.  Great-breasted Nurturer.  Willendorf Goddess represents Gaia, Mother Earth, and Mothering in all her raw and fertile splendor. The proud stance of this great-breasted nurturer, one of the earliest religious images of the Mother Goddess, is a powerful reminder that there is a standard for feminine beauty other than the one set by today’s advertisers.

She is considered the Goddess upon whose breast children find comfort, the “milk of human kindness,” and great safety and serenity.  Her wide-hipped form represents fertility in all of its forms.She is the most famous early image of a human, found in 1908 by the archaeologist Josef Szombathy in an Aurignacian loess deposit in a terrace about 30 meters above the Danube river near the town of Willendorf in Austria.

Her great age and pronounced female forms quickly established the Venus of Willendorf as an icon of prehistoric art, and she was soon included in introductory art history textbooks quickly displacing  other previously used examples of Paleolithic art.

Being both female and nude, she fitted perfectly into the patriarchal construction of the history of art. As the earliest known representation, she became the “first woman,” acquiring a sort of Ur-Eve identity. Original find is made of porous Oolitic limestone, not found in the region, and was presumably carved with flint tools.