The Venus of Willendorf

The Venus of Willendorf is a primitive Mother Goddess. She was chiseled from limestone and painted with red ochre. This small statuette dates from about 25,000 BC and was dug up by archaeologist Szombathy in 1908 at Willendorf, Austria.  She represents the Earth, fertility and continuation of all life, the ultimate Mother Goddess. In prehistoric times women were valued as the life-givers and nurtures.




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