The goddesses and gods of Old Europe, 6500-3500 BC, myths and cult images / Marija Gimbutas.
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|GN803 .G55 1982||Available||Request|
|GN776.2.A1 G55 1982||Available||Request|
Mullen Library stacks
|GN803 .G55 1982b||DUE 05-05-2018|
|GN803 .G55 1982b||Available||Request|
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
|GN803 G55 1982B||
Marymount Main stacks
|GN803 .G491 1982||Available||Request|
Déesses -- Europe.
Europe -- Antiquités.
Europe -- Antiquities.
Homme préhistorique -- Europe.
Prehistoric peoples -- Europe.
Religion préhistorique -- Europe.
Religion, Prehistoric -- Europe.
304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Previous edition published as: The gods and goddesses of Old Europe, 7000 to 3500 BC. 1974.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-269) and index.
"Uropean civilization between 6500 and 3500 BC - long before Greek or Judaeo-Christian civilizations flourished - was not a provincial reflection of neighboring Near Eastern cultures but a distinct culture with its own unique identity. The mythical imagery of this matrilinear era tells us much about early humanity's concepts of the cosmos, of human relations with nature, of the complementary roles of male and female. Through study of sculpture, vases, and other cult objects from southeastern Europe, Gimbutas sketches the village culture that evolved there before it was overwhelmed by the patriarchal Indo-Euopreans. The Goddess incarnating the creative principle as a Source and Giver of All, fertility images, mythical animals, and other artifacts are anlyzed for their mythic and social significance in this beautifully illustrated study."--Googlebooks.
Cultural background -- Schematicism -- Ritual costume -- The Mask -- Shrines and the role of figurines -- Cosmogonical and cosmological images -- Mistresses of waters : the bird and snake goddess -- The great goddess of life, death and regeneration -- The pregnant vegetation goddess -- The year-God.
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|WorldCat Identities||Gimbutas, Marija, 1921-1994.
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