Posts filed under ‘Combs’

The Dark Side of Transformation

This is the end of the Goddess Combs Her Flaxen Hair of Nettles. Every true symbol also has a dark, frightening side. The song of the suffering flax sung by the youths harvesting grapes. The link between Dionysus and the Goddess, the transformation of grapes into wine and nettles and flax into cloth.

Continue Reading May 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm Leave a comment

The Smith: God of Male Fertility

The wild goose was the symbol of the goddess that gave the gift of pregnancy; with the smith, the crane takes its place. The crane is the new symbol of masculinity and the limping Smith, Hephaestus is the new fertility god.

Continue Reading May 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment

Combs of Bronze or the Fascination with Metal

Before the sixth millennium the discovery had been made that when certain stones are smelted they begin to ooze a fiery substance, that once cooled can be formed into objects. The discovery was powerful and gave birth t0 the modern world.

Continue Reading April 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

Vesta and the Phallus of Fire

What we know about the Vestals, that is, Vesta’s priestesses, amd one preserved myth make it clear that the goddess, who was the center, heart and foundation of ancient Rome, was an androgynous goddess-god.

Continue Reading April 11, 2010 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

Vesta and the Circle of Fire

Vesta was the holy Fire on the hearth, not only in the private houses, but also in her round house, aedes Vestae, too holy to be consecrated. The symbol of the center being so important I discuss how our ancestors developed the circle, our earliest abstract symbol ,and found its center.

Continue Reading April 2, 2010 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

Fire and Why Potters Made Useless Combs of Pottery

Fire transforms the fragile clay object into a nearly indestructible container. In the same way as the jar contains water or cereal, the future mother is a container. Thus, when the potter combs her vases or decorates them with combs or makes useless combs of pottery for the dead, she at the same time symbolizes the Goddess who combs her flaxen hair of nettles and will transform the dead in her womb like the fire transforms the fragile clay into a durable jar.

Continue Reading March 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

Climate Changes and . . .

We find it strange to believe that if the climate had not become stable in the last twelve thousand years, there would have been no agriculture, no metal working, no civilization as we know it.
The oldest pottery after the Ice Age, 13 000 years ago, comes from Eastern Siberia, southern China and northern Japan. Some of the pots from all three places have been combed. 9 000 years later, potters on the island of Cyprus made combs of ceramic.

Continue Reading February 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm 1 comment

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