Symbols {154} ~ The Willendorf

The Willendorf is a statue that was discovered by Joseph Szombathy that dates back to between 30,000 and 25,000 BC. It is a statue of a woman figure measuring about four inches high. It was colored by red orche and carved from limestone which was not local to the area this figurine was found. It is believed to be a Venus figure and a symbol of fertility. It is also believed to be a nature and goddess symbol.

The Willendorf has a womanly shape with enlarged breasts and stomach with an enhanced pubic area symbolizing procreativity. The red orche paint symbolizes the menstrual flow which represents life. It is also thought to be a good luck charm carried by hunters.

The Willendorf figure is faceless and has seven concentric braids. Seven is considered a luck number. The figure is thought to represent the great mother that birthed the world and all humankind and provided for our existence.

The tribe that carved this figure was located in Europe. They were probably a nomadic matriarchal tribe that worshiped a female deity.

4 thoughts on “Symbols {154} ~ The Willendorf”

  1. One of the things I find most interesting, is that the Venuses (of almost comparable make and style) have been found in broad swathes across the Eurasian Continent. However in Malta, there are what are perhaps the most tantalising titbits of surviving (near whole) statues and buildings. Catal Huyuk I believe also boasted a high volume of finds. One wonders if these Goddess (or whatever) cults reached their zenith, or else had some sort of Renaissance or Genesis there.

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    1. Hmm.. Indeed my friend. Perhaps we had cultures that were predominantly more inclined to divine feminine worship or matriarchal societies until this all changed for unknown reasons.. 🙏🏻

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