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The language of the goddess : unearthing the hidden symbols of western civilization

Author: Marija Gimbutas
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper Collins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"The purpose of this book is to present the pictorial 'script' for the religion of the Old European Great Goddess, consisting of signs, symbols, and images of the divinities."--Introduction, p. xv.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gimbutas, Marija, 1921-1994.
Language of the goddess.
San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 1991
(OCoLC)760960621
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marija Gimbutas
ISBN: 0062504185 9780062504180 0062512439 9780062512437
OCLC Number: 23180261
Notes: Originally published: 1989.
Description: xxiii, 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Life-giving: Chevron and V as bird goddess symbols --
Zig-zag and M sign --
Meander and waterbirds --
Breasts of the bird goddess --
Streams --
Eyes of the goddess --
Open mouth/beak of the goddess --
Giver of crafts: associations with spinning, weaving, metallurgy, and musical instruments --
The ram, animal of the bird goddess --
Net motif --
Tri-line and power of three --
Vulva and birth --
Deer and bear as Primeval mothers --
Snake --
II. The renewing and eternal earth: Earth mother --
Power of twos --
Male gods and daimones --
III. Death and regeneration: Symbols of death --
Egg --
Columns of life --
Regenerative vulva: triangle, hourglass and bird's claws --
Ship of renewal --
Frog, hedgehog, and fish --
Bull, bee, and butterfly --
IV. Energy and unfolding: :Spiral, Lunar cycle, snake coil, hook and axe --
Opposed spirals, whirls, comb, brush, and animal whirls --
Hands and feet of the goddess --
Standing stones and circles --
Conclusions: The place and function of the goddess --
Continuity and transformation of the goddess in the Indo-European and Christian eras --
The world view of the culture of the goddess --
Glossary of symbols --
Types of goddesses and gods --
Summary of functions and images of the Neolithic Great Goddess --
Chronologies --
Maps.
Responsibility: Marija Gimbutas.

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"The purpose of this book is to present the pictorial 'script' for the religion of the Old European Great Goddess, consisting of signs, symbols, and images of the divinities."--Introduction, p. xv.

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