Goddess of Fertility and Motherhood! You can carry her in your bag too!
Early Bronze Age Venus Interpretation
✦Materials: Bronze, Metal
✦Height: 9.2 centimetres
✦Width: 2.5 centimetres
✦Depth: 2 centimetres
Bronze Patina with antique look. Product's color can be varied and small differences can be seen on figurine surface due to molded.
* * * Her feet are very tiny so it is standing on a very small space, please put her in a plane surface. If you shake the surface it can be fall down easily. Better not to put on glass surfaces * * *
This little deity represents Cybele who was responsible for every aspect of life, from pregnancy to birth to death. In addition to being a healer, she was a goddess of both fertility and protection, particularly in times of war.
Weight: 120 gr. Hand sculpted and molded. (When you purchase only one figurine will be sent.)
Some info of Cybele: "Magna Mater" Cybele is an Anatolian mother goddess; she may have a possible forerunner in the earliest neolithic at Çatalhöyük, where statues of plump women, sometimes sitting, have been found in excavations. Phrygia's only known goddess, she was probably its national deity. Greek colonists in Asia Minor adopted and adapted her Phrygian cult and spread it to mainland Greece and to the more distant western Greek colonies around the 6th century BC. In Greece, Cybele met with a mixed reception. She became partially assimilated to aspects of the Earth-goddess Gaia, of her possibly Minoan equivalent Rhea, and of the harvest–mother goddess Demeter. Some city-states, notably Athens, evoked her as a protector, but her most celebrated Greek rites and processions show her as an essentially foreign, exotic mystery-goddess who arrives in a lion-drawn chariot to the accompaniment of wild music, wine, and a disorderly, ecstatic following. Uniquely in Greek religion, she had a eunuch mendicant priesthood. Many of her Greek cults included rites to a divine Phrygian castrate shepherd-consort Attis, who was probably a Greek invention. In Greece, Cybele became associated with mountains, town and city walls, fertile nature, and wild animals, especially lions.