Goddess earrings … feel like venus but rule like mars… these lovely little figurines of hematite, sodalight or opalite (not pictured but let me know if you like to see them)
The ‘Venus of Willendorf’ is the name that was given to a female figurine that was found in 1908 by an archeologist named Joseph Szombathy in a Aurignacian loess deposit near the town of Willendorf in Austria. The statue was carved from oolitic limestone and was colored with red orche. It measures 110 mm in height and is dated 30,000 and 25,000 BC
It is one of the oldest sculptures on record.. feel the ancient power when you wear these goddess earrings! Archeologists have suggested many different ways of understanding its significance for the nomadic society which made it. Also, the figures hair is braided in seven concentric circles, seven is often regarded as a magic number used to bring about good luck.
It might that it was a “Venus figure” or “Goddess,” used as a symbol of fertility. Apart from being female, the statue has an enlarged stomach and breasts, probably serving as a representative of procreativity. The second suggestion is that the figurine may have served as a good luck charm. Its diminutive size led archaeologists to assume that it may have been carried by the men during their hunting missions in which it served not only as a reminder of their mate back at home but also as a charm to bring them success in their hunting. This is further strengthened by the facelessness of the figurine giving it an air of mystery and anonymity which suggests that it may have been of more importance as an object rather than as a person.