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Why Are There Carvings of Women Flashing Their Genitals on Churches Across Europe? | Ancient Origins

The last place one would expect to see an image of a woman flashing her genitals is a church wall, but across Europe, most notably Ireland and Britain, there are dozens of them. Most are old women demonstrating rather exaggerated

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The Archivist’s Corner by Carolyn Emerick – Northern European Myth, Folklore, & History

Source: The Archivist’s Corner by Carolyn Emerick – Northern European Myth, Folklore, & History

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Column: The Mothers and the Mounds | The Wild Hunt

It was the end of my time in Europe, as I was set to fly out of Cologne in a few days. I had just traveled from Strasbourg, France to a friend’s house just outside of Mannheim, Germany, and I

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European Mother Goddesses

A lovely article on European Mother Goddesses from Carolyn Emerick:   Although many spiritual people today consider God to be firmly male, the concept of female divinity is an ancient one. Mother-figure deities are still found in many contemporary religions.

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Reviving the Ancient Visiting Traditions of Europe | The Wild Hunt

What a wonderful revival of an excellent tradition.   Opportunities to knock on the doors of neighbors — with the expectation that they will provide a gift upon the opening of the door — has largely been relegated to trick-or-treating customs.

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Stone Circles

Everyone loves a mystery, right? And what is more mysterious than a 5,000 year old structure, built by our neolithic ancestors? There are hundreds of stone circles, cairns, standing stones and structures around. Most are in Northern Europe, but they

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European Mother Goddesses

Posted from Carolyn Emerick’s lovely blog: http://carolynemerick.hubpages.com/hub/Mother-Goddesses-from-World-Religions

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