Sheela-na-gigs and Apocryphal Saints
a visual presentation by Max Dashu

sheelas, female crucifixes

Sheila-na-gigs from many countries. Survivals of Fortuna in medieval art. Threefold saints, like the Three Bethen. Apocryphal saints of female liberation: Wilgefortis, Kummernis, Ontcommer, Débarras, Liberata or Livrade. Paraskeva Piatnitsa in Slavic Orthodoxy, and various Balkan saints and rites. Plus a bit on corn dollies and Goddess-oriented harvest customs.

saint adorned with flowers and jewelry

Santa Liberata la Chola, Panamá

See also Deasophy: Goddess Wisdom

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