Many hundreds of little goddess figures have been found in Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa. Fitting in the palm of your hand they were a talisman for the woman who seeks help from the Goddess in conceiving or giving birth. Many goddess figures show evidence of having been ritually buried. These four goddesses were created by hunter-gatherers.
For our ancestor, the Goddess was the embodiment of the life force that they witnessed in the world around them; the force that animates the universe; that causes an egg to quicken and grow, the flower to open and create seeds, the force that makes women and animals give birth to a new life. It is the Goddess turns the great cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
Can you imagine holding one of these goddesses in the palm of your hand? How would it feel? Would you ask her to help you with a challenge you face?
Sometimes I think that maybe as children we play with dolls as reconnecting to a memory of a time when the woman was an embodiment of that force of life and love that animates the world
What do you think?