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The goddesses and gods of Old Europe, 6500-3500 BC, myths and cult images / Marija Gimbutas.

New and updated ed.. Berkeley : University of California, 1982.
ISBN 9780520046559, 0520046552

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Subjects Antiquities.
Déesses -- Europe.
Europe -- Antiquités.
Europe -- Antiquities.
Goddesses, European.
Homme préhistorique -- Europe.
Prehistoric peoples -- Europe.
Prehistoric peoples.
Religion préhistorique -- Europe.
Religion, Prehistoric -- Europe.
Religion, Prehistoric.
Description 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Previous edition published as: The gods and goddesses of Old Europe, 7000 to 3500 BC. 1974.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-269) and index.
Summary "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.
Contents 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.
Geographic Area Europe
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8825828
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Gimbutas, Marija, 1921-1994.
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