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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 59, Great Grandmother of Anatolia Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 59, Great Grandmother of Anatolia Summary and Analysis

Statues and shrines to the Goddess from early Neolithic sites in Catal Huyuk and Hacilar provide the information for this section. Writing was not yet developed at the time of these two cultures.

The Great Grandmother is depicted as sitting upon a throne of a lioness. In murals, she is dressed in vulture wings. It is speculated that the use of this sacred bird was used as part of the preparations for burying the dead. Pairs of horns can be seen rising up from the Goddess's altars. Possible ties with Egypt and India can be read into the presence of vultures and horns.

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