The language of the goddess: unearthing the hidden symbols of western civilization

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Harper, 1991 - Religion - 388 pages
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"The purpose of this book is to present the pictorial 'script' for the religion of the Old European Great Goddess, consisting of signs, symbols, and images of the divinities."--Introduction, p. xv.

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As Joseph Campbell explains in the Foreword, this assembly of several thousand artifacts by Gimbutas from Neolithic village sites enables us to understand Neolithic Europe, is comparable to the ... Read full review

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Bringing together archaeological evidence, comparative mythology and folklore, and symbolic interpretations, Gimbutas's work asserts the existence in prehistoric Europe of a widespread culture ... Read full review


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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.

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