Cyprus: The Great Mother

Chalcolithic Period, 3900–2400 BC
August 4, 2010
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Chalcolithic Period, 3900–2400 BC

 

The oldest form of worship on Cyprus was veneration of the Mother Goddess, source of life and fertility.

 

Ceramic head from a figurine, ca. 3500 BC
Height: 10.4 cm
Kalavasos-Ayious (Larnaka District)