Venus Figurines: 1 Willendorf (Rhine/Danube), 2 Lespugue (Pyrenees/Aquitaine), 3 Laussel (Pyrenees/Aquitaine), 4 Dolní Věstonice (Rhine/Danube), 5 Gagarino no. 4 (Russia), 6 Moravany (Rhine/Danube), 7 Kostenki 1. Statuette no. 3 (Russia), 8 Grimaldi (Italy), 9 Chiozza di Scandiano (Italy), 10 Petrkovice (Rhine/Danube), 11 Modern sculpture (N. America), 12 Eleesivitchi (Russia); 13 Savignano (Italy), 14 “Brassempouy Venus” (Pyrenees/Aquitaine), 15 Hohle Fels (SW Germany).

Great Mothers, 6300-5300 BCE http://www.pinterest.com/litsa1163/%CE%B9%CF%83%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%B1-history/

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Goddess Sculptures

Venus figurines

Venus of Willendorf

Venus de Willendorf

McDermott - Self-Representation in Upper Paleolithic Female Figurines Table of Contents The First Human Images The earliest prehistoric representations, the so-called Venus figurines, constitute a recognizable stylistic class and are among the most widely known of all Paleolithic objects

Earth Goddess

Also represented as an owl....Sophia. Goddess Isis 13"

"Every woman can find her image/reflection in one of these deities...." :) I'm not sure if *every* woman can find her exact shape here, but I'm sure many can, in one statue or mixes of some... anyway, this is awesome. all these shapes are beautiful :)

female figurine, gobekli tepe, turkey #goddess

pal00010.jpg | PALEOLITHIC | Venus of Willendorf. | c. 25000 BCE | European | Paleolithic: Aurignacian | Limestone | Austria. | | ©Kathleen Cohen |

Clay Venus Jomon (Goddess of the Mask) - 5000 years - from Chino, Japan

Bird headed Mother Goddess and Divine Child figurine. 1500-1200 BCE. Tyre, Lebanon.

The Venus of Moravany is a small female figurine made of mammoth ivory dated to 22,800 BP, which places it in the upper Paleolithic. (Slovak National Museum)

venus of willendorf

Gui Brigaudiot, "Pan"

Medusa Progress2 by ~firecrow78 on deviantART