The Language of the Goddess
30%
off

The Language of the Goddess : Unearthing the Hidden Symbols of Western Civilization

By (author) Marija Gimbutas , Foreword by Joseph Campbell

US$20.40US$29.22

You save US$8.82

Free delivery worldwide

Available
Dispatched in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

The Goddess is the most potent and persistent feature in the archaeological records of the ancient world. She was a symbol of the unity of life in nature, and the personification of all that was sacred and mysterious on Earth. Here, in this pioneering and provocative volume, Marija Gimbutas resurrects the world of Goddess-worshipping, earth-centred cultures, bringing ancient matriarchal society vividly to life. She interweaves comparative mythology, early historical sources, linguistics, ethnography and folklore to demonstrate conclusively that Goddess-worship is at the root of Western civilization. Illustrated with nearly 2000 symbolic artifacts - sculptures, figurines, temple models, frescos, vases, sacrificial containers - Gimbutas' magnum opus is at once a 'pictorial script' of the prehistoric Goddess religion and an authoritative work that takes these ancient cultures from the realm of speculation into that of documented fact.

show more
  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 182.9 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 929.88g
  • 26 Feb 2001
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0500282498
  • 9780500282496
  • 82,308

Other books in this category

Other people who viewed this bought:

Author Information

Marija Gimbutas was professor of European archaeology at UCLA. She wrote over twenty books, including Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe.

show more

Review quote

"'Gimbutas has not only prepared a fundamental glossary of pictorial keys to the mythology of the otherwise undocumented era of European prehistory, but has established the main themes of a religion in veneration both of the universe as a living body of Goddess-Mother Creatrix and of all the living things within it as partaking in her divinity' - from the foreword by Joseph Campbell"

show more