Marija Gimbutas called these types of figurines Bird Goddesses, this one is holding an infant - Syrian, 1450-1200 BCE

Bird Goddesses, holding an infant - Syrian, BCE [bird headed firmament breast feeding her son (the sun)]

Minoan Bee Goddess, golden plaque, British Museum. Found at Camiros, Rhodes, 7th century BCE.

Priestess of the Bee: Minoan Bee Goddess, golden plaque, British Museum. Found at Camiros, Rhodes, Century BCE.

Hypatia of Alexandria was a Neoplatonist philosopher in Egypt who was the first well-documented woman in mathematics. #hellas

Hypatia of Alexandria was a Neoplatonist philosopher in Egypt who was the first well-documented woman in mathematics

The Kelteminar Culture lasted from roughly 6000 BC - 3000 BC (or before or after, the evidence is scant). What we do know though is they built larger houses, probably to house multi-generational families. They hunted and gathered. But, they were not nomadic. They subsisted primarily on fishing. But unlike the Vinča culture in Serbia, another fishing community they made mother goddess statues rather than fish-man goddesses.   The Kelteminar Culture was primarily a neolithic culture but began…

Neolithic Kelteminar Figurines The Kelteminar Culture lasted from roughly 6000 BC – 3000 BC (or before or after, the evidence is scant). What we do know though is they built larger houses, probably to.

Map of late Neolithic cultures in Europe - Eupedia

Old Europe 1

Neolithic European Cultures c. (Click through for more Maps of late Neolithic cultures in Europe - Eupedia)

Marija Gimbutas brought together archaeological evidence, comparative mythology and folklore, and symbolic interpretations that asserts the existence in prehistoric Europe of a widespread culture centered on the Goddess, lifegiver and sustainer, as well as death-wielder. Through the examination of hundreds of Paleolithic and mostly Neolithic pieces, she traced cross-cultural and cross-chronological symbolic parallels, some of which where quite broad and open to several types of inference.

Marija Gimbutas brought together archaeological evidence, comparative mythology and folklore, and symbolic interpretations that asserts the existence in prehistoric Europe of a widespread culture centered on the Goddess

Trypillian culture. Clay figurines (1, 3 and 4), bull’s head made of bone (2) and earthenware (5-10)

Clay figurines 3 and bull’s head made of bone and earthenware

Ancient image of the Dancing Bee Goddess, from The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe by Marija Gimbutas

Dancing Bee Goddess, from The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe Marija Gimbutas in Bees by

Ricerche soppresse. Grandi ricercatori. [Marija Gimbutas]. Achille Weinberg, Ai tempi della dea. - STORIA SOPPRESSA. Blog di storiografia e critica ideologica libertaria

A beautiful prehistoric enthroned Goddess figurine from Bulgaria

From the Marija Gimbutas collection (OPUS Archives & Research Center)

Bird Tribe Ancient Women, From the Marija Gimbutas collection (OPUS Archives & Research Center)

Title:	PROGENITOR - FEMALE Site:	LEPENSKI VIR Location/Region:	BOLJETIN, ĐERDAP Chrolonology:	10000 BC - 4000 BC Museum:	NATIONAL MUSEUM IN BELGRADE Country:	SERBIA Epoch:	MESOLITHIC Culture:	LEPENSKI VIR CULTURE Closer Dating:	6300 – 5900 BC Material:	QUARTZ SANDSTONE Dimensions:	51 x 39 cm

Carved Stone Figure -- Circa BCE -- Excavated from the archaeological site Lepenski Vir in eastern Serbia, central Balkan Peninsula, which consists of one large settlement w/ approximately 10 satellite villages.

Depiction of, possibly, the neolithic Owl Goddess, from Marija Gimbutas' The Language of the Goddess.

Neolithic sculpture of a deity from Provence dating to BCE illustrated by Patricia Reis

Predynastic statuette of a woman with a baby."The mother and child sculptural tradition so venerated during Christian times actually began millennia ago, and Neolithic art provides numerous examples." ~ Maria Gimbutas

Predynastic statuette of a woman with a baby."The mother and child sculptural tradition so venerated during Christian times actually began millennia ago, and Neolithic art provides numerous examples.

Gimbutas gained fame — and notoriety — with her last three books: The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe (1974); The Language of the Goddess (1989), which inspired an exhibition in Wiesbaden, 1993/94; and her final book, The Civilization of the Goddess (1991), which based on her documented archeological findings presented an overview of her conclusions about Neolithic cultures across Europe: housing patterns, social structure, art, religion, and the nature of literacy.

January 1921 – February was a Lithuanian-American archaeologist known for her research into the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of "Old Europe" and for her Kurgan hypothesis

Amazon.com: The Language of the Goddess (9780062512437): Marija Gimbutas: Books

The Language of the Goddess: Marija Gimbutas' masterpiece in a new, easily affordable paperback edition: "A dramatic story of paradise lost and rediscovered."--INew York Times/I

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