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The goddesses and gods of Old Europe, 6500-3500 BC, myths and cult images

Author: Marija Gimbutas
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New and updated edView all editions and formats
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"Uropean civilization between 6500 and 3500 BC - long before Greek or Judaeo-Christian civilizations flourished - was not a provincial reflection of neighboring Near Eastern cultures but a distinct culture with its own unique identity. The mythical imagery of this matrilinear era tells us much about early humanity's concepts of the cosmos, of human relations with nature, of the complementary roles of male and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marija Gimbutas
ISBN: 0520046552 9780520046559 0500272387 9780500272381
OCLC Number: 8825828
Notes: Previous ed. published as: The gods and goddesses of Old Europe, 7000 to 3500 BC. 1974.
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Cultural background --
Schematicism --
Ritual costume --
The Mask --
Shrines and the role of figurines --
Cosmogonical and cosmological images --
Mistresses of waters : the bird and snake goddess --
The great goddess of life, death and regeneration --
The pregnant vegetation goddess --
The year-God.
Responsibility: Marija Gimbutas.
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European civilization between 6500 and 3500 BC long before Greek or Judaeo-Christian civilizations flourished had a distinct culture with its own unique identity. Through study of sculpture, vases  Read more...

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