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This lady's name is Spermo....from the Greek sperma, "seed". One of three sisters who reign over a specific agricultural product-Sperma over grain.

This lady's name is Spermo....from the Greek sperma, "seed". One of three sisters who reign over a specific agricultural product-Sperma over grain.

Three Mother Goddesses on a stone from Cirencester. They holdloaves, apples and ears of corn. Courtesy Corinium Museum, Cirencester. Ht78 cm. ©Cotswold District Council.

Three Mother Goddesses on a stone from Cirencester. They holdloaves, apples and ears of corn. Courtesy Corinium Museum, Cirencester. Ht78 cm. ©Cotswold District Council.

The Lady AsherahConsort of El-Dagon, mother of gods She was the supreme mother goddess. She was also “Athirat-Yam”, Asherah of the Sea, the goddess of the sea and fishermen, and supreme goddess in Tyre and Sidon. Asherah gave life to everything, good and bad alike. As the mother of the gods, she assigned responsibilities to each one according to his (or her) character. Shown are some of the plaques and figurines dedicated to her by her followers.There is a variety of styles for t...

The Lady AsherahConsort of El-Dagon, mother of gods She was the supreme mother goddess. She was also “Athirat-Yam”, Asherah of the Sea, the goddess of the sea and fishermen, and supreme goddess in Tyre and Sidon. Asherah gave life to everything, good and bad alike. As the mother of the gods, she assigned responsibilities to each one according to his (or her) character. Shown are some of the plaques and figurines dedicated to her by her followers.There is a variety of styles for t...

Angitia is the name of a snake goddess worshipped by the Marsi, a tribe that lived in Central Italy from the 8th to the 1st century BCE when they were conquered and absorbed by the Romans.   Angitia ruled healing and witchcraft. She is said to be related to both Circe and Medea.

Angitia is the name of a snake goddess worshipped by the Marsi, a tribe that lived in Central Italy from the 8th to the 1st century BCE when they were conquered and absorbed by the Romans. Angitia ruled healing and witchcraft. She is said to be related to both Circe and Medea.

Rhea - Mother Goddess Figurine with Birds Crown, Minoan, ca. 1200 BCE, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete (Tenderhearted Rheia to Demeter: "Come, my child, obey, and be not too angry unrelentingly with the dark-clouded Son of Cronos; increase forthwith for mortals the fruit that gives them life."

Rhea - Mother Goddess Figurine with Birds Crown, Minoan, ca. 1200 BCE, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete (Tenderhearted Rheia to Demeter: "Come, my child, obey, and be not too angry unrelentingly with the dark-clouded Son of Cronos; increase forthwith for mortals the fruit that gives them life."

"By calling attention to the reproductive and nourishing functions of a woman's body, these figures tell us Paleolithic people viewed her ability to create new life out of her own body with religious awe. Birth was the earliest sacred mystery. The broad hips and full buttocks suggest her powerful ability to procreate.From her large, luxurious, pendulous breasts flows the nourishing milk of life."    — When The Drummers Were Women, Layne Redmond

"By calling attention to the reproductive and nourishing functions of a woman's body, these figures tell us Paleolithic people viewed her ability to create new life out of her own body with religious awe. Birth was the earliest sacred mystery. The broad hips and full buttocks suggest her powerful ability to procreate.From her large, luxurious, pendulous breasts flows the nourishing milk of life." — When The Drummers Were Women, Layne Redmond

Terracotta plank-shaped figurine  Period:     Middle Cypriot I, Date: ca. 1900–1800 B.C. Culture: Cypriot, Medium: Terracotta.

Terracotta plank-shaped figurine Period: Middle Cypriot I, Date: ca. 1900–1800 B.C. Culture: Cypriot, Medium: Terracotta.

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