The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects

The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects

Barbara G. Walker


This interesting consultant to the historical past and mythology of woman-related symbols features:

  • distinctive association by means of form of image or kind of sacred item

  • 21 assorted sections together with around and Oval Motifs, Sacred gadgets, Secular-Sacred items, Rituals, Deities' indicators, Supernaturals, physique elements, Nature, Birds, vegetation, Minerals, Stones and Shells, and extra

  • Introductory essays for every part

  • 753 entries and 636 illustrations

  • Alphabetical index for simple reference

Three-Rayed sunlight The sunlight suspended in heaven via 3 powers, maybe the Triple Goddess who gave beginning to it (see Three-Way Motifs).

Corn Dolly An embodiment of the harvest to be set within the middle of the harvest dance, or fed to the livestock to `make them thrive yr around' (see Secular-Sacred Objects).

Tongue In Asia, the prolonged tongue used to be an indication of life-force because the tongue among the lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male inside girl genital. protruding the tongue remains to be a well mannered signal of greeting in northern India and Tibet (see physique Parts).

Cosmic Egg In precedent days the primeval universe-or the nice Mother-took the shape of an egg. It carried all numbers and letters inside an ellipse, to teach that every little thing is contained inside of one shape at first (see around and Oval Motifs).

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