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

by Marija Alseikaitė Gimbutas

Paper Book, 1982

Status

Available

Call number

GN803 .G55 1982b

Publication

Berkeley : University of California, 1982.

Description

In this beautifully illustrated study of sculpture, vases, and other cult objects portraying the Goddess, fertility images, and mythical animals, Marija Gimbutas sketches the matrilineal village culture that existed in southeastern Europe between 6500 and 3500 B.C., before it was overwhelmed by the patriarchal Indo-Europeans. The analysis of this rich mythical imagery tells us much about early humanity's concepts of the cosmos, of humans' relations with nature, and of the complementary roles of male and female.

Language

Original publication date

1974

Physical description

304 p.; 25 cm

ISBN

0520046552 / 9780520046559

Barcode

34662000519089
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