Indus civilization - Mother Goddess. The Indus Valley Civilization was a Bronze Age civilization (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE) in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent consisting of what is now mainly present-day Pakistan and northwest India.
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LeRoy McDermott argues that paleolithic venus figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies. If we look down at our own bodies, breast and belly dominates the visual field, navels seem nearer the pubis, legs are foreshortened and buttocks appear elevated - all features seen in the figurines. (click through for full article)
Inanna is the most important goddess of the Sumerian pantheon in ancient Mesopotamia. She is a goddess of love, fertility, and war. Inanna's name derives from Lady of Heaven (Sumerian: nin-an-ak). She was associated with the planet Venus.