The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe: Myths and Cult Images, New and Updated Edition

The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe: Myths and Cult Images, New and Updated Edition

by Marija Gimbutas
     
 

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-Europeans. The goddess incarnating the creative principle as Source and Giver of All, fertility images, mythical animals, and other artifacts are analyzed for their mythic and…  See more details below

Overview

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-Europeans. The goddess incarnating the creative principle as Source and Giver of All, fertility images, mythical animals, and other artifacts are analyzed for their mythic and social significance in this beautifully illustrated study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520046559
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/15/1982
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Marija Gimbutas (1921-1994) was Professor of European Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Curator of Old World Archaeology at what is now the Fowler Museum of Cultural History. Her book The Living Goddesses (California, 1999) was published in April 1999.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >