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The Language of the Goddess

The Language of the Goddess

Unearthing the Hidden Symbols of Western Civilization

Book - 2001
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The Goddess is the most potent and persistent feature in the archaeological records of the ancient world, a symbol of the unity of life in nature and the personification of all that was sacred and mysterious on earth.

In this pioneering and provocative volume, Marija Gimbutas resurrects the world of the Goddess-worshipping, earth-centered cultures, bringing ancient matriarchal society vividly to life. She interweaves comparative mythology, early historical sources, linguistics, ethnography, and folklore to demonstrate conclusively that Goddess-worship is at the root of Western civilization. Illustrated with nearly 2,000 symbolic artifacts, Gimbutas' magnum opus is at once a "pictorial script" of the prehistoric Goddess religion and an authoritative work that takes these ancient cultures from the realm of speculation into that of documented fact. Over 500 illustrations.
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2001
ISBN: 9780500282496
Call Number: 291.042 G491L 2001
Characteristics: xxiii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Archaeologist Gimbutas popularized the idea that a matriarchal, goddess-worshipping culture was once dominant in prehistoric Europe. Shocking in its time.

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Aug 28, 2012

Incredible number of artifacts leads to great insight and lots of interesting imagery.


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