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Preview — The Goddesses and Gods of old Europe, 6500-3500 BC. Myths and cult images by Marija Gimbutas
The Goddesses and Gods of old Europe, 6500-3500 BC. Myths and cult images
European civilization between 6500 and 3500 BC - long before Greek or Judaeo-Christian civilizations flourished - was not a provincial reflection of neighboring Near Eastern cultures but a distinct culture with its own unique identity. The mythical imagery of this matrilinear era tells us much about early humanity's concepts of the cosmos, of human relations with nature, o...more
These books tend to be coffee-table size, because of all the illustrations. I wish I could get copies for my private library, but even if I could find a used one, it'd be too big to fit on my shelves.
The theories advanced are a bit unorthodox--but as a person with a background in archaeology, I'm more aware than most of the politicized nature of orthodoxy. Enough people have joined Gimb ...more